Peter McGoldrick



Peter McGoldrick was born in Colgagh townland, the youngest son in a family of seven raised by Philip and Rose (McGowan) McGoldrick.  He attended Calry NS, St Mary’s (Marist) School, Summerhill College, and the Technical School, Sligo. A skilled carpenter, he worked for a few years in London, Dublin and Sligo before emigrating to New York in the late 1960s where he worked on many large construction projects including the World Trade Centre, which sadly collapsed in the 9/11 attack of 2001. An all-round sportsman, Peter played Gaelic football, soccer, handball and was an accomplished pole vaulter winning many pole vaulting competitions at county and provincial level.  He returned to Sligo in the late 1970s and married Mary Gantley from Co. Meath who had come to Sligo to work as a nursing sister in the General Hospital.  Peter has a keen interest in local history and is a founding member of Calry Local History Society. His wife Mary is Treasurer of the Society.  He still maintains a good level of fitness and now enjoys cycling and walking. When he is not exercising he enjoys a few pints with his Calry friends in Dromahair hostelries and plays cards during the winter months.


26/08/2016 Peter McGoldrick – ‘Between the Posts’