Edward Synge

1691-1762; a member of the Synge ecclesiastical ‘dynasty’; bishop of Elphin, Co. Roscommon, 1740; lived in Elphin and occupied house in Kevin St.;


Marie-Louise Legg, ed., The Synge Letters: Bishop Edward Synge to his Daughter Alicia Roscommon to Dublin, 1746-52 (Dublin: Lilliput 1995), 530[800]pp.


Ward and Ward., eds., Letters of Charles O’Conor (1988), p.72, where O’Conor, a neighbour at Belanagare, Co. Roscommon, calls him ‘undoubtedly a man of the first abilities in this nation, though fatally jealous of the principles of many who injure the public by their inability to serve it [... &c.]’, presumably meaning Catholics excluded from office by their religion.

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