A Home from the Family Who Brought Us the Galway Races: Tyrone, Co Galway


Tyrone House

Located near Kilcolgan, Co. Galway, stands the ruins of the stately manor Tyrone House. Built in 1779 by Christopher French St. George whose estate was once the centre of foxhunting in the region. One of St George’s grandsons later helped to establish the Galway Races. Tyrone House is probably more famous for being torched by the IRA in 1921 when it was rumoured to be a base for the Black & Tan Army.

Written by Paddy P

In 2011, Paddy won the competition of a lifetime… a month-long trip to Ireland courtesy of Tourism Ireland New Zealand. Since taking the trip in March 2012, she has been entertaining and informing readers through her blog that covers the places she visited. Paddy’s Tips | Website

2 Responses

  1. Michael James fox grandson of James st George French Australia April 8, 2016 at 3:42 am #

    Wow my great grandfather was Arthur Blair st George French I would love to visit my family’s past and old castles:)

    • Russell Orchard August 9, 2016 at 6:48 am #

      My wife’s grandfather is Arthur Blair St. George French. If you wish to exchange information on the French family please email me.

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