M2925 : Galway - St Nicholas Collegiate Church - Feature #17

taken 12 years ago, near to Salthill, Co Galway, Ireland

Galway - St Nicholas Collegiate Church - Feature #17
Galway - St Nicholas Collegiate Church - Feature #17
The 1946 Transformation Window (Feature #17) is a fine example of Irish stained glass. In the left corner of the transep are the remains of the tomb of James Lynch (Feature #16), the first mayor of Galway. A local, though unfounded, tradition asserts that he hanged his own son who was convicted of murder, as no one else would carry out the sentence. Just outside the church, a ghoulish panel below a window in the only remaining wall of a building that once was another home of the Lynch family depicts the location where Walter Lynch was hanged in 1493 by his father James, the term "Lynched" meant hanged.
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Date Taken
Friday, 18 May, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 6 July, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! M 297 251 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:16.3533N 9:3.2144W
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Irish: geotagged! M 297 251
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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