Richard Bacach Burke

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Richard Bacach Burke, The Clanricarde and Chief of the Name, died 1538.

Burke was a son of Ulick Fionn Burke. He succeeded his cousin, John mac Richard Mór Burke, as Clanricarde in 1538 but was deposed by his nephew, Ulick na gCeann Burke, in 1538. All subsequent chiefs of the Galway Burkes would descend from Ulick while Richard Bachach's descendants disappeared into obscurity.

Preceded by
John mac Richard Mór Burke
Succeeded by
Ulick na gCeann Burke


  • Burke, Eamon "Burke People and Places", Dublin, 1995.
  • A New History of Ireland, IX, p.172, Oxford, 1984.