LYNCH MEMORIAL WINDOW
The Lynch Window Memorial is one of the great stories of Galway. In 1493, it is said that the son of James Lynch FitzStephen, the mayor and magistrate of Galway, confessed to having murdered a Spanish merchant sailor who was a rival romance to his girlfriend.
However, when no one could be found to carry out the execution, Judge Lynch hanged (or lynched as the practice became known around the world after this event) his son himself, ensuring that justice prevailed, before retiring into seclusion.
The window where the deed allegedly took place adjoins the graveyard of the Collegiate Church of St Nicholas of Myra and is a memorial window of the event which took place.
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