Celtic Football Club has paid tribute to former player, Charlie Gallagher, whose parents hailed from Gweedore.
The son of Dan Gallagher and his wife Annie, he passed away at the weekend at the age of 80. A cousin of the great Paddy Crerand, he is survived by his wife, Mary, his children and grandchildren, and all his family and friends.
Charlie’s contribution to his beloved Celtic over 12 years was immense, and having joined the club in 1958, he would become an integral part of the squad which achieved great things both in Scotland and in Europe under the stewardship of Jock Stein.
He made his debut on August 22, 1958 in a League Cup tie against Raith Rovers, a match that Celtic won 1-0, and it would be the first of 171 appearances he would make for the Hoops, scoring 32 goals in the process before he left in 1970.
During that time, Charlie made a massive contribution to the club’s achievements, and also made international football history as the first Scottish-born player to represent the Republic of Ireland.
Read the full tribute on the official Celtic website.