Peter Paul Galligan was born in Carrigallen, Co. Leitrim, on 20 June 1888. He was a member of the IRB in Dublin. He was sent by Thomas McDonagh to take over the training of the Volunteer battalion in Enniscorthy, where he became its Commandant, and was one of the most important figures involved in the Rising in Wexford. He was sentenced to death for his involvement but this was changed to five years penal servitude. Initially he was imprisoned in Dartmoor Prison, and later in Lewes and Parkhurst Prisons, England, between May 1916 and June 1917 when he was released with 64 other Irish prisoners. He died on 15 December 1966, and is buried at Deansgrange Cemetery, Dublin.