Garbally Court was built in the 17th century as the seat of the Earl of Clancarty, in Ballinasloe Co. Galway. According to the Irish Georgian Society, the House was designed by English architect Thomas Cundy.
After the Declaration of the Free State, the diocese of Clonfert purchased the house and estate from the trustees of the Earls of Clancarty for £6,750 in 1922. It was transformed into a boys school which is the purpose it still serves to this day. The diocese also purchased the Cloncarty Dowager home at Coorheen House in Loughrea Co. Galway, which is now in use as the Bishop's Palace.
The current Earl of Clancarty is Nicholas Le Poer Trench, the 9th Earl of Clancarty. He was born in Uxbridge in 1952 and is an artist and freelance writer. He is married to journalist Victoria Lambert, with whom he has a daughter.
Do you have an ancestor who is connected with either the Clancarty family or the Garbally Estate? Please let us know if you have any more information about the people who worked and lived in this marvellous house.
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