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.

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Civic offices
Preceded by
John Blake
Mayor of Galway
1488–1489
Succeeded by
John Lynch
Preceded by
James Lynch (fitz Martin)
Mayor of Galway
1501–1502
Succeeded by
Edmond Deane