Geoffrey Lynch

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Geoffrey Lynch (Mayor), aka Geffere Lynch, 4th Mayor of Galway, fl. 1488-1489.

Lynch was a member of one of The Tribes of Galway, and during his term of office he oversaw the introduction of the Dominican Order into Galway from Athenry. They were given a site overlooking The Claddagh, on the west bank of the river Corrib.

Lynch is said to have been knighted. He was married to a daughter of Walter Font and had at least one child, Anastasia Lynch. He may be the Geffere Lynch who was elected Mayor in 1500.


Civic offices
Preceded by
John Blake
Mayor of Galway
Succeeded by
John Lynch
Preceded by
James Lynch (fitz Martin)
Mayor of Galway
Succeeded by
Edmond Deane