Thomas de Bermingham

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Thomas de Bermingham was an Anglo-Irish lord who died in 1375.

De Bermingham was the great-grandson of the founder of Athenry, Meyler de Bermingham, and great-great grandson of the re-founder of Dunmore.

Athenry Town in Connacht, Ireland

Athenry is a town in County Galway, Ireland, which lies 25 kilometres (16 mi) east of Galway city. Some of the attractions of the medieval town are its town wall, Athenry Castle, its priory and its 13th century Anglo-Norman street-plan. The town is also well known by virtue of the song "The Fields of Athenry".

Meyler de Bermingham was an Anglo-Irish lord, founder of Athenry.

Dunmore, County Galway Town in Connacht, Ireland

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Little is directly recorded of his term. One of the few mentions occurs in 1373:

Mac-an-Pharson Mac Feorais [Bermingham] was slain by Turlough Roe O'Conor, with one stroke of his sword, in Conmaicne [Dunmore] (after they the Berminghams had acted treacherously towards him, as he was coming from Conmaicne Cuile), and afterwards made his escape, in despite of his enemies, by the strength of arm, but severely wounded. Andreas Mac Kenny was afterwards put to death by them the Berminghams, he having been left with them by Turlough,—when they had acted treacherously towards him,—as a hostage, in whose ransom they might demand what they pleased.

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Preceded by
Rickard de Bermingham
Baron Athenry Succeeded by
Walter de Bermingham