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Cratloe / Kilfintinan

Cratloe / Kilfintinan

Paddy Gallagher

Was Paddy Gallagher the bravest President of the County Clare P.B. & S Association in New York?  It was during his reign in 1952 -1953 that the thought of allowing female members was considered.  Apparently, a lady called Mary Kennedy challenged him as to why there were no women members.  Mary and Anna Pilkington Burns were invited to the June meeting in 1952 with a few more girls and this issue was discussed and from then on the organisation thrived with active female members.

James J Duffy

James J Duffy from Cratloe was President of the County Clare P.B. & S. Association of New York City in 1938.

Dr. Ormond Frost

Dr. Ormond Frost from Summerhill House in Cratloe studied at UCD and did internship at Mater Hospital Dublin and Chicago Mercy Hospital.

He was resident physician at New York University - Bellevue Medical Centre where he became Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology.

He married Miss Rita Robert in 1955.  He has a daughter Robin and Son in Law Mike.

He was a popular member of the Amateur Comedy Club and appeared in 5 Major Productions.