JOSEPH GALLAGHER’S GENEROSITY
Urgh Mcbride and Colm Gallagher of Dungloe, the last surviving members of the record-breaking team are presented with a gift of £1,000 each by former ‘Tunnel Tiger’ and the Joseph Gallagher Group’s chairman, Joseph Gallagher, at the commemorative plaque ceremony, to show his appreciation.
Josie’s gesture was to show the people how someone like himself aspired to be like these people back in the day. “When I started out as a young man I tried to emulate these great men who achieved this world tunnelling record that undoubtedly will never be broken”
Lawrence Gallagher presented the surviving Tunnel Tigers their cheques at the unveiling of the tribute last month, which drew hundreds of people.