Widespread Sadness at the Death of Peter Galwey, Castleisland and Currow

The late Peter Galwey pictured on a section of the new car-park under construction in December 2003 at Kerry Airport with material from his quarry in Fahaduff outside Castleisland. Photograph: John Reidy 1-12-2003

The death has occurred of Peter Galwey, Fahaduff, Castleisland Co. Kerry and formerly of Lyre Currow, tragically on July 26th following a traffic accident.

Beloved father of the late Peter Andrew and brother of the late Sean in Ashbourne.

Sadly missed by his heartbroken wife Breda , his adored daughters: Morín, Gretta, Brita and Síle, sons-in-law, his cherished grandchildren Kayleigh, Max, Ruby, Alex, Thea, Billy, Noah and Tommy. Brothers Noel in Bandon and David in Currow; sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends. May His Gentle Soul Rest In Peace.

Private Family Funeral

A private family funeral will take place for Peter R.I.P. with the requiem mass on Wednesday morning at 11am in Castleisland Parish Church followed by burial afterwards in St. John’s Cemetery Castleisland.

The Mass will be livestreamed on: www.churchservices.tv/castleisland

On Main Street at 12 Noon

The funeral cortége will depart Fahaduff at 10/15 on Wednesday morning and travel down the Old Limerick Road on route to Castleisland Parish Church.

At 12 noon approximately the funeral will depart the church and travel along the Main Street on route to St. John’s Cemetery.

Saddness and Shock in Castleisland and Currow at the News of Peter Galwey’s Death

Castleisland and its neighbouring parishes were cloaked in sadness on Monday morning at the tragic death of local businessman, Peter Galwey in a road traffic accident on Sunday night in Ballymacelligott.

Described locally as ‘a pure gentleman’ the late Mr. Galwey, a native of Currow, had to bear the tragic loss of his son, Peter (21) in a road traffic accident on the Castleisland to Killarney Road on August 13th 2009.

Peter Galwey’s death on Sunday came on the day after his 65th birthday.

He owned and operated the Peter Galwey Quarry Limited business at Fahaduff to the north of Castleisland.

Kerry Airport Groundwork

From there he supplied groundwork filling / trunking for large and small building projects.

One of his big contracts came with the expansion of the Kerry Airport car parking areas and upgrading of the general facilities there in 2003.

The Galwey Plate

Expressing his shock at the news on Monday morning, Castleisland Races Committee Chairman, Cllr. Charlie Farrelly said that Peter Galwey was one of the most staunch supporters and backers of the races in the area over the past 15 years.

“He got a great kick out of the fact that we called the race he sponsored, The Galwey Plate.

“We’re all in shock at the news this morning. Peter was one of the soundest men around and he always stood behind us and did everything he could to help. This is terrible news,” said Cllr. Farrelly.

The late Peter Galwey is survived by his wife Breda and daughters: Morín, Gretta, Brita and Síle.

May God be good to him and to the family grieving for him.