Peirce Lynch

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Peirce Lynch, alias Peter Lynch, fl. 1485–1486, was the first Mayor of Galway.

The son of John Lynch fitz Edmond, as well as a brother of Dominick Dubh Lynch, and a member of one of The Tribes of Galway, Peirce became the first Mayor of Galway in August 1485, being succeeded by his brother Dominck in August 1486. His grandfather, Edmond Lynch, was Sovereign of Galway in the years 1434 and 1443. Their ancestor, Thomas de Linche, was provost of Galway in 1274. Descendants of the family continued to hold office regularly up to 1654.

See also[edit]


  • History of Galway, James Hardiman, Galway, 1820.
  • Old Galway, Maureen Donovan O'Sullivan, 1942.
  • Henry, William (2002). Role of Honour: The Mayors of Galway City 1485–2001. Galway: Galway City Council. OCLC 51023721 ASIN B003NECRYW
  • Martyn, Adrian, The Tribes of Galway:1124–1642, Galway, 2016. ISBN 978-0-9955025-0-5
Civic offices
New office Mayor of Galway
Succeeded by
Dominick Dubh Lynch