Some Cork Lawyers:

Sir Michael Henry Gallwey (1826-1912), Greenfield, Ardfield, Clonakilty, Co. Cork, K.C.M.G., Q.C., Leading Member of the Munster Circuit, Attorney General, Natal, South Africa, Chief Justice, Acting Governor, president Arbitration Commission of the Land Dispute between the Transvaal Republic and the Zulus, brother-in-law of James J. Murphy, Brewer, Cork.

In the King’s Inns admissions papers 1849 he is the oldest son of Henry deceased and Margaret McCarthy. Another example of the persistence of the Gaelic McCarthy Clan since they arrived in Carbery in 1232. he is listed an an alumni of Trinity College Dublin.

Margaret McCarthy married Henry Gallwey of Greenfield, Clonakilty c1824, they had eleven children. Their eldest son, Sir Michael Henry Gallwey ‘was admitted to King’s Inns entitled to practice as a Barrister-at-Law. He graduated from Trinity College in 1851 with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) (15). He held the office of Chief Justice of Natal between 1890 and 1901. He was Deputy-Governor of Natal in 1897. He held the office of Administrator [Natal] in 1898 (15).

6. Eugene (barrister at law) like his brother Denis was a great campaigner for O Connell’s Repeal Movement and acted a chairman for Repeal meetings in Millstreet and Kanturk. He was treasurer of Dromtariffe Relief Committee and Chairman of Millstreet Tenant Society. Eugene was also a member of the Millstreet Board of Guardians. He went to live in Rathduane House following the death of Jeremiah Eugene McCarthy in 1849 and also inherited the lands occupied by J.E McCarthy prior to his own death on 29 April 1853.