I was delighted to find this web page.My husband is also descended from Lynams of Westmeath, Ireland.
Matthew Lynam was born in Kilbeggan, Westmeath, Ireland in 1836.He was a carpenter by trade.He married Elizabeth Finlay who was the oldest of six girls and two boys.Elizabeth was born in Phillipstown, Kings County, now Tulamore on 17 April 1841.
Matthew & Elizabeth were married on 3 July 1857 and migrated to Australia landing at Bowen, Queensland in 1864. Accompanying their parents were three children James aged 6, Patrick aged 5 and Mary aged 3.A fourth child named Elizabeth, a baby, died on the journey out to Australia.
If you have any information which would help me delve further into the Irish background, I would be delighted and can provide information on the Australian desecendants.