There were lieutenants of counties in Ireland until the reign of James II, when they were renamed governors. The office of Lord Lieutenant was recreated on 23 August 1831 and was abolished in 1922, when Galway ceased to be part of the United Kingdom.
- William Trench, 1st Earl of Clancarty
- Denis Daly: –1791
- Henry de Burgh, 1st Marquess of Clanricarde: 1792–1797
- Joseph Henry Blake, 1st Baron Wallscourt: 1798–1803
- Richard Trench, 2nd Earl of Clancarty: 1802–1831
- John Prendergast Smyth, 1st Viscount Gort: 1812–1817
- Charles Vereker, 2nd Viscount Gort: 1814–1831
- Sainty, J. C. "Lieutenants and Lords-Lieutenants (Ireland) 1831-2005". Archived from the original on 4 August 2012. Retrieved 7 June 2008.
- G. E. C., ed. Vicary Gibbs, The Complete Peerage, vol. I (1910) p. 174, n. (b).
- P. J. Jupp, TRENCH, Hon. Richard (1767-1837), of Garbally, co. Galway. in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, (1986).
- The Royal Kalendar for 1831, p. 389.
- Patrick Cracroft-Brennan, Gort, Viscount (I, 1816). Accessed 31 December 2018.