The following is the family tree of Councillor Patrick Joseph (Pat) Hynes, Kylegarriff, Killeenadeema, Loughrea, Co. Galway, over a time period spanning approximately 190 years. According to Pat, his branch of the Hynes clan, known as “Hynes’of the Wood” originated from Lydacan Castle (built in 1264), in the Townland of Lydacan, barony of Kiltartan, Gort, County Galway. Following the land confiscations of the Gaelic families in the 1600’s by Cromwell, Pat’s branch of the Hynes clan, now dispossessed, were evicted. They were forcibly moved to the townland of Carrowsteelagh, Woodville, parish of Craughwell, County Galway where they spent a number of years on a nine acre parcel of land adjacent to the residence of the late historian Michael (“Major”) Monaghan. They were then evicted by Darcy, land agent for Clanrickard and driven southwards to Kylegarriff, Killeenadeema, Loughrea.