Richard Mor de Burgh the Great
Richard Mor de Burgh the Great (22) (? - 1243), Lord of Connaught and Trym, Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland 1227. He married Lady Hodierna de Gernon (22) (granddaughter of King Odo O'Connor (24) and daughter of Robert de Gernon (23) by Una O'Connor (23).)
His son was Walter de Burgh, Baron of Connaught (21) (? - 1271), Earl of Ulster and Constable of Ireland, who married Maude de Lacie (21).
His father was William Fitz-Andelem de Burgh (23) (? - 1204), Lord Governor of Ireland 1177, who was married to (1st) Lady Isabel of England (widow of Llewelyn, Prince of Wales.)
[I don't know if Lady Isabel was the mother of Walter de Burgh, so I don't know if she was an ancestor, or not.]
From the Encyclopaedia Britannica:
Irish Gaillimh, county in the province of Connaught (Connacht), western. With an area of 2,293 sq mi (5,939 sq km), it is bounded on the north by Mayo and Roscommon and Tipperary, on the east by Roscommon and Offaly, on the south by Clare and Tipperary, and on the west by the Atlantic Ocean. The eastern two-thirds of Galway is part of the Irish central lowland. In the west is Connemara, mainly a lowland, with peat bogs, many lakes, heathlands, and uplands such as the Twelve Bens and the Maumturk Mountains, with many summits higher than 2,000 ft (600 m). The descendants of the followers of the Norman RICHARD DE BURGH, who assumed rule of Connaught in the 1230s, became known as the tribes of Galway. The county was given its shire boundaries in the reign of Elizabeth I. After 1652 the land settlement of Oliver Cromwell established a new class of landed proprietors.
Galway has the largest Gaelic-speaking element of any Irish county; the Irish college at Spiddal has facilities for those wishing to learn Gaelic. About one-third of the county's people live in towns and villages. Apart from the town of Galway, the towns are small. There are a county council and a county manager; Galway town is a county borough.
The living conditions in Connemara are among the hardest in Ireland. Most of the people live on small farms in a coastal belt about one mile wide. In the east, areas of cultivable soil are used for crops or for the rich pastures that often develop in this area of high rainfall. Sheep are kept in large numbers. Rough woodlands, patches of rocky heath, and peat bogs create gaps in the pattern of agricultural settlement. Only a few short streams flow over much of the lowland, but there are numerous shallow depressions called turloughs that provide good pastures in dry periods. Galway produces a black marble and a green-streaked Connemara marble of great beauty. Other industries include boot making in Ballinasloe, cotton spinning in Loughrea, and sugar refining in Tuam. Pop. (1981) 172,018.
also spelled CONNACHT, one of the five ancient kingdoms or provinces of Ireland, lying in the western and northwestern areas of the island. Its eastern boundary is the middle course of the River Shannon. Connaught is the poorest part of the Irish republic and comprises the modern counties of Mayo, Sligo, Leitrim, Galway, and Roscommon.
In the 4th century AD the ancient line of Connaught kings was displaced by the midland rulers, whose centre was at Tara. Two members of this Tara dynasty, Brion and Fiachra, founded septs, or clans, the Uí Briúin and the Uí Fiachrach, to which all the rulers of Connaught from the 5th to the 12th century belonged. Turloch (Toirdelbach) O'Connor (d. 1156) and his son Rory (Ruadri; d. 1198) were strong enough to be recognized as kings of Ireland, but the Anglo-Norman settlement of the mid-12th century disrupted their power. Rory's brother, Cathal Crovderg, was king of Connaught until his death in 1224, but in 1227 the English king Henry III granted Connaught to the Norman baron RICHARD DE BURGH (or de Burgo). His descendants held the lordship of Connaught with the earldom of Ulster until the titles fell to the crown in 1461. The land of Connaught was thereafter controlled by two junior branches of the de Burghs, who ultimately became the Clanricarde and Mayo Burkes. Connaught was divided into shires in 1576. From the 17th century it and neighbouring County Clare were the only parts of Ireland where Roman Catholics were allowed to own most of the farmland. The result was that most of the province remained loyal to the English crown during the Tyrone uprising (1595-1603) and also remained the most Gaelic and Norman part of Ireland.