1901 Census Gort, Clonleigh, Co Donegal


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No Surname First Relationship Religion Education Age Occupation Status Born
  James Gallagher and Mary Anne Molloy Household        
1 Gallagher James Head RC RW 46 Farmer Married Donegal
  Gallagher Mary Anne Wife RC RW 44   Married Donegal
  Gallagher Edward Son RC RW 17 Fowl Dealer Single Donegal
  Gallagher Bella Dau RC RW 13 Farmer's dau Single Donegal
  Gallagher Bessie Dau RC RW 11 Scholar Single Donegal
  Gallagher John Son RC RW 9 Scholar Single Donegal
  Gallagher William Son RC RW 5 Scholar Single Donegal
  Gallagher Hugh Son RC Can't read 4 Scholar Single Donegal
  Gallagher Maggie Dau RC Can't read 5mths   Single Donegal


James Gallagher, Cloghfin, labourer, son of Denis, labourer, married Mary Anne Molloy, Legnaneale, dau of Edward, labourer, 29 Jun 1878. Witnesses

Hugh Gallagher and Anne McBrearty

William b 8 Jun 1895 died during WW1 :

Donegal News 20 May 1916

Gort Soldier's Death
The sad and painful news has been conveyed to Mr James Gallagher, Gort, Clonleigh, that his son, Private William Gallagher, Iniskilling Fusiliers, has died in

hospital from the effects of gas poisoning and wounds. About a year ago, Private Gallagher, who was a prominent member of the Clonleigh National Volunteers,

joined the colours. Of splendid physique and build, he made a fine soldier, and was a splendid athlete. The deceased was popular in the beighbourhood, and

his genial and kindly manner won for him hosts of friends. That his death was a happy and holy one can be seen from the following letter from Captain D Hamill

Morton to Private Gallagher's mother :- "Dear Mrs Gallagher - I am writing to you sad news about your son William. He died of gas poisoning and wounds in hospital

after having received the last rites of the Catholic Church. It may console you to know that he was wounded doing his duty like a true Irishman. I have known him for

more than ten months, and always found him an excellent soldier. I may say that he was very much liked by all his comrades. Please accept my sincere sympathy

for you in the the loss of your dear son."




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