Peter Geraghty of Main St., Oughterard whose death occurred recently was one of the best-known businessmen in the west.
A member of a well-known family in North County Galway he was a native of Trihill, Ballinamore Bridge, Ballygar, and was in his mid sixties.
In his younger days he lived in Galway and with his sisters directed the Banba Hotel, Salthill. In 1938 he moved to Oughterard where he established his own business.
He was closely associated with every movement involving all aspects of the local community development and for thirty years was one of the guiding lights of the Seamus Ó Máille G.A.A. club both as secretary and chairman. In the 1950’s he founded the local camogie club. He was a founder member of the Oughterard Muintir na Tíre branch and was also active in the organization of the local Agriculture Show and a member of the local Tourist Development Association and of the Fianna Fáil Cumann.
Members of the Seamus Ó Máille G.A.A. club formed a guard of honour at his funeral which took place to Kilcummin Cemetery after Requiem Mass in Oughterard Parish Church.
The Mass was concelebrated by the Reverent T. Canon Mc Cullagh P.P., Rev. C. O Connor C.C., Galway, Rev. J. Wade a former fellow student of Summerville College, Rev. G. Colleran of the Catholic Rescue and Protection Society of Ireland, Rev. P.J. Kelly, Rev. N. Boyle and Rev. T. Buckley all of St Columban’s Navan.
Chief mourners was his wife Maude, son Brian the noted footballer, sister Mrs.Neil Mc Dermott, Galway, brother in law Councillor Seán Donnellan, sisters in law Mrs.G.Geraghty, Ahascragh, Mrs. K. Murphy, Mountbellew, nephews and nieces.
The late Mr.Geraghty was a brother of Very Rev. Brian Geraghty St. Columban’s Navan formerly of Korea and of the late Rev. Dr. James Geraghty, ditto and a brother in law of Surgeon Neil Mc Dermott, Galway.
Note: I located this obituary in one of Mary Conneely’s scrapbooks. Perhaps a browser on the web site would have more information on Peter’s life and times.
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