Missing Convoy man officially declared dead by Donegal Court

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courtA missing Convoy man, last seen in London in the 1970’s has been officially declared dead just short of his 87th birthday on Christmas Eve.
Peter Edward Gallagher, better known to the family who last saw him 60 years ago as Eamonn, was declared officially dead by Judge John O’Hagan at Donegal Circuit Court.
His younger brother, 83 year old Charles Alphonsus Gallagher,  also known as Phonsie, applied for the declaration of death and transfer of 18 hectares of land still in Eamonn’s name.
The court was told in documents before the judge that Eamonn Gallagher was last seen on the streets of Whitechapel in East London in 1979 with a bottle of wine.
He was only ever sighted once before, in south London in 1962, by a fellow Donegal person. Efforts to trace him have failed.
Judge O’Hagan was told by Desmond Murphy,

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