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Letterkenny in County Donegal, Ulster, Ireland
 

Gallaghers Cottage

 
 
Gallaghers Cottage Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 18, 2012
1. Gallaghers Cottage Marker
Inscription.

At this point once stood the home place of the late Jimmy Gallagher, his wife and family. Jimmy who was an employee of the County Donegal Railway, was a guard on the Letterkenny to Strabane train, when on 11th August 1941, he was fatally injured in a rail accident about 2 miles from Letterkenny. His son Patrick started to work on the railway after his father died, starting as an engine cleaner, then to fireman and finally engine driver. He had the distinction of driving the last steam train on the Letterkenny - Strabane section. He now resides in Philadelphia, USA. Other family members still reside in Letterkenny. There were only three famillies [sic] living in this location at that time.

The Gallagher's, Nelson's and Toners.

[Illustration captions read]
The County Donegal Railway Bridge

Port Ballyraine (The Port)

The Londonderry and Lough Swilly Railway Bridge

Gallaghers Cottage, The Port
 
Location. 54° 56.942′ N, 7° 43.006′ W. Marker is in Letterkenny, Ulster, in County Donegal. Marker is at the intersection of Port Road (National Road 14) and Neil T. Blaney Road, on the left when traveling west on Port Road. Click for map. Marker is on the grounds of the Tourist Information Office, southwest of the Polestar Roundabout.
 
Other nearby markers.
Gallaghers Cottage Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 18, 2012
2. Gallaghers Cottage Marker
Looking east toward Polestar Roundabout
At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George Murbury (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); The Cathedral Square (approx. 1.4 kilometers away).
 
Also see . . .  Letterkenny Tourist Office, Ireland. (Submitted on January 25, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsMan-Made FeaturesRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers
 
Gallaghers Cottage Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 18, 2012
3. Gallaghers Cottage Marker
Tourist Information Office in background
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 435 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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