My Story-Paddy the Cope


Patrick Gallagher

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Paddy The Cope,

His real name was Patrick Gallagher, But his people have almost forgotten it.

He was born in Cleendara, a sinew of Mountain on the western coast of Donegal, on Christmas night 1871.

This is the story of his life. It was a great life and this is a great story.

It is, besides, a social document of the first importance. In that stony townland of Cleendara the Co-operative idea took root.

Paddy Gallagher and a few neighbours got together to make a collective purchase of manures. Out of that small beginning grew The Templecrone Co-operative Society, and Paddy Gallagher, the moving spirit and chairman, became-Paddy the Cope

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