West Cork History

Michael Gallwey b 1790, Kilkeran, Co. Cork, Brewer and Provider of Royal Mail Coach Service from Cork to Skibbereen and Waterford and his brother Charles b 1811 Major with Sir De Lacy Evan’s Legion against the Spanish Carlists (1835-7)


The Cork Gallwey/Galway family may be of Hiberno-Danish descent like the Cotters and Coppingers. They are remarkable for their survival skills appearing in Cork records from the 13th century and after many changes in religon, wealth are still prevalent not only in Ireland but in branches in France, Spain, Portugal, the West Indies and as well as the usual areas of Irish Emigration.


Charles Gallway, voted 1850 for Denis Galwey as High Constable for Ibane and Ballyroe (Clonakilty)

Christopher Galwey, listed 1838, listed 1843 may be agent to Kenmare estate part in Cork

Dennis Gallwey, Greenfield, Clonakilty, subscriber Dr. Daniel Donovan ‘History of Carbery, 1876. May be…

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