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in Ramelton

in Ramelton

On the 9th of November 2005 the world's greatest rugby team came to Donegal to honour the memory of
"Dave Gallaher"
their legendary captain from 100 years earlier. Ramelton had never seen anything like it before and in true Ramelton style the whole town turned out to welcome them.

The All Blacks including tour captain Tana Umaga visited the guest house (Crammond House, Market Square) in Ramelton where Gallaher was born as 'David Gallagher' on 30th of October 1873.
Hours before they arrived, hundreds fans had gathered at the (cold) Market Square outside the Crammond House as Umaga unveiled a plague commemorating their founder's birthplace.


'Ramelton was ready for the All Blacks but the All Blacks were not ready for Ramelton'.

After that there was a big reception in the (warm) Town Hall with over four hundred townpeople.
All Blacks DVD

All Black legend - Sir Brian Lahore

overwhelmed captain - Tana Umaga

"To come to the place where the great
Dave Gallaher was raised
is an emotional moment for us".

"We never thought in our wildest dreams
we would get this kind of reception...
it is one of the great days".

Also many thanks to the
"Helping Hands"

This was definitely an unforgettable and historical day for Ramelton!
painted by George Putnam
An exhibition celebrating the life & chievements of Ramelton's Famous"All Blacks Captain"
Venue: Donegal Ancestry Centre,
The Old Warehouses, Ramelton
Photos and copyright by George & Ina Hermes and Jonathan Smeaton
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