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The Association may be contacted through its Secretary,

Peter F Durnin, KC*SG, KM, GCHS, "Rosaire", Moneymore, Drogheda, Co Louth. A92 RF6F

email: peternora12281@eircom.net

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1886 – 1961. From Kilmilkin Maam Conemara  he was Professor of Surgery at UCG (1924 – 1956) and the Central Hospital. He drove with Dr W A Sandys to render assistance at Clifden when it was set ablaze by Black and Tans on 17th. March 1921 and people were killed and wounded. He  played a major role in developing the medical services in the West in the mid-20th century. He was educated at Rockwell College, one of his teachers there was President  Eamon de Valera, member Supreme Order of Christ. Founder of St Brides Nursing Home Galway. His wife Christina was a sister of the Minister for Finance, Dr. James Ryan. She was also a sister of the wife of President Sean T O Kelly, Pian Order. Surgeon O'Malley was elected Captain of the Galway Golf Club in 1925 and he shared his year of captaincy with his wife Chris who was the Lady Captain. He proved to be a determined and courageous member of committee, who had the respect and trust of his fellow members. He presented the O'Malley Cup to the club in 1946 to be played for by competitors whose handicaps exceeded 18. It was generally known as the "Mugs Cup" and for forty two years ran side by side with the prestigious Costello Cup. Apart from being a professor of surgery, he was also closely associated with the business interests in the town. He was a director of the Galway Gas Company, Galway Concrete, Cold Chon and the Bridge Mills. Died 11 October, 1961 and buried in the New Cemetery Galway. (reference “Galway: a medico-social history” by James P Murray.

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