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Paddy the Cope - My Story
Paddy the Cope - My Story

Paddy the Cope - My Story

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His real name was Patrick Gallagher, but his people have almost forgotten it. He was born in Cleendra, a sinew of mountain on the western coast of Donegal, on Christmas night 1871. This is the story of his life. It was a great life and this is a great story. It is, besides, a social document of the first importance.

This is Paddy The Cope's original Autobiography that is entwined in the real life and times of the Rosses from the embryo to the establishment of the Templecrone Co-operative Society in the hard days of feudalism, emancipation and pioneering. It is delightfully light and humorous reading in Paddy's own hand. You will love him, the people and their spirit.

In that stony town-land of Cleendra, the Co-operative idea took root. Paddy Gallagher and a few of his neighbors got together to make a collective purchase of manures. Out of that small beginning grew the Templecrone Co-operative Society, and Paddy Gallagher, the moving spirit and Chairman, became - Paddy the Cope.