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The founding families of Galway
City were the mainly Norman followers of the de Burgos in the invasion of
Connacht in the early thirteenth cen-tury. These settlers established themselves
as merchants and, as the trade of the area grew, other families joined them
- some of them also of Norman origin who had initially settled in other
areas within County Galway.
With the passage of time they sought to cast aside the suzerainty of
the de Burgos whom they saw as allying themselves w...
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