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Mr. Murray, Northampton and Galway Cathedral – 1876 – 1922

Connacht Tribune 23rd November, 1957 p.7

The fund for the building of a new Cathedral in Galway had its origin in a bequest of 500 pounds made by Mr Murray of Northampton House, Kinvara, in the year 1876.
Connacht Tribune 14th January, 1922 p1
For Sale;
This splendid and up to date Mansion contains about 25 apartments, comprising Drawing Room, Dining Room, Bedrooms, Billiard Room, etc., in thorough repair. The woodwork is all pitch pine (nearly new). The fire places are fitted with marble and ornamental mantel pieces. The building is of cut stone, and could be dismantled at a very little outlay.
Northampton is one mile from Kinvara Port and three miles from Ardrahan Railway station (G.S. and W. railway). Offers in writing will be taken and considered up to Monday, 23rd January 1922.
For further particulars apply to
Edward M.Kennedy




B.A., M.A.(Archaeology); Regional Tour Guide; Dip. Radio Media Tech; H.Dip. Computer Science.

2 thoughts on “Mr. Murray, Northampton and Galway Cathedral – 1876 – 1922

  1. Hi there

    I am hoping you can help me I live in Northampton, Kinvara within the orchard walls of the old Murray/Mahon landlords house. I am a long time reader of your blog which is very interesting.

    I have undertaken alot of research into the occupants and families who lived in Northampton but I am falling short on information to what happened the house and its occupants post independent Ireland. I am also desperately searching for photos or sketches of the house, I have got my hands on numerous maps but not an image.

    I see on your blog that you have articles on Northampton and Brady Murray which were of great help. I am surprised no image exists as Brady Murray was a very important man I.e starting fund to build Galway Cathedral. Other important figures have an attachment to the house also such as British army officer Llewellyn Blake and also De Vere from Limerick who I believe was one of the top breeders of horses in Ireland at the end of the 1800s.

    Thanks for your time. Hope to hear from you soon

    Thomas Niland


    1. Hi Thomas,
      Thank you for contacting me, and for your interest in my blog. I’m constantly searching for photographs/sketches of sites in and around the Northampton area, including the old Murray house. If/when I come across anything, I’ll let you know immediately.
      Best wishes,


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