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Gallaghers on Film, TV, Radio and the Stage

Peter Killian Gallagher

Actor in film, television, stage and much more in the entertainment field.

His greatgrandfather left Donegal (possibly from the Ardara area) in the mid-1800s for the USA and with his brother became a coal miner in Pennsylvania. They both died young. Peter's grandfather, also a miner, remembering his own tough upbringing aimed to educate his family and all went through the University of Notre Dame.  After a period of military service during World War 2, which included taking part in the Normandy Landing, Peter's father became an advertising executive.

Peter was born in New York. He is doubly blessed, having connections with another Gallagher line originating in Annagary, Co. Donegal. He got interested in the stage during high school and this interest developed during his time in university. After university he got the option to join the cast of the musical "Hair" but instead choose to tour with the show "Grease" and he eventually made Broadway in "Grease". The rest is history! See more HERE  

Dessie Gallagher

Dessie from Letterkenny, Co. Donegal has been making a name for himself with appearances in shows such as Women on the Verge of HRT, I Keano, King Arthur, Reign of Fire, The Closer You Get, High Boot Benny. 

Maureen Gallagher

Maureen is a well known stage actress and playwright. Most of her work is in front of a live audience, but she has done film and TV including a documentary on the Great Hunger. See HERE

Note:We would make like to make a full list of Gallaghers from TV and radio and we ask your help. Please forward any information you have to . Copies of any relevant material to add to our archive would be greatly appreciated.