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September 14, 2011 Leave a comment


Dennis Sheehan [b.1950] has work in major public & private collections, including the White House. Sheehan paints in the Barbizon mode with remarkable authority & faithful adherence to his 19th century precursors. In the tradition of the Tonalist painters, Sheehan creates landscapes of mood, affected by nature’s changing seasons.



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Writers and writings

Perley Poore Sheehan 1875-1943

Criticism and courage.- The moral future.- Political and intellectual freedom.- Dr. Sheehan’s defence of dogma

Cnó coilleadh craobhaighe = The Irish of the people /by M. Sheehan – Sheehan, Michael, 1870-1945

Dr. William Francis Sheehan (1886)

Evelyn Waugh runs a fair / Edward R.F. Sheehan

This school magazine was compiled and published to commemorated the first 6 years in life of the De La Salle Secondary School (1965-1971), at Fanling, in the New Territories, Hong Kong, which contains an introduction by the Principal Brother Felix Sheehan

The balance of power: history and theory  By Michael J. Sheehan

Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt. His mother was Angela ‘Sheehan’ McCourt.

Nenagh and Its Neighbourhood by E.H. Sheehan, a booklet published in 1976, is an anecdotal history of the town of Nenagh:

Fifth Minnesota, Company C

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Fifth Minnesota, Company C
Our gallant Captain Timothy J Sheehan, “Hero of Fort Ridgely”. He held the rank of 1st Lieutenant during the Dakota War of 1862, being promoted following his gallantry at Fort Ridgely.

King James’s Irish Army List 1689

September 13, 2011 2 comments
King James’s Irish Army List 1689 – John D’Alton



The O’Sheehans were a Sept in Cork and Limerick,
and this Captain is described in his attainder as of
Rathcumaine in the former county.


Note : have not been able to find a reference to a location called “Rathcumaine”.  It may have existed but is no longer known by that name or is spelt differently. soi

Note#2: William Sheehan was a Captain under Colonel John Barrett’s infantry regiment. He is listed on page 684 as one of the eleven captains. There were 24 other officers in this regiment.

“The above Colonel was of the Cork Barrets, and in the parliament of 1689 sat as one of the Representatives of the Borough of Moyallow. His Regiment seems to have been collected from families of the County; but it was, as appears from contemporaneous authority, disbanded a fortnight before the battle of the Boyne;” page 686

:King James’s Irish Army List


Bruff Memorial

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Bruff Memorial – on Main Street, Bruff, Co. Limerick, near the Catholic church

The Irish Volunteer memorial includes the following inscription:

John Quinlan, Company Lieutenant, Grange Coy.,
Eamonn Moloney  Volunteer  Grange Coy.,
Daniel Sheehan  Volunteer  Grange Coy.,
Henry Wade,  Volunteer  Ballyneety Coy.,
The Five Were Killed in Action Against Enemy Forces At Caherguillamore 27thDecember 1920

Note: that the Black and Tans raided a dance in aid of the Irish Volunteers held at Caherguillamore in 1920. Five men were killed and many more beaten and arrested. soi

reference: IRA East Limerick Brigade Bruff Co Limerick

Limerick’s Fighting Story 1916-21: Told by the Men Who Made It

September 12, 2011 Leave a comment

Excerpt from:

Limerick’s Fighting Story 1916-21: Told by the Men Who Made It

By Ruan O’Donnell

Donal Sheehan, a native of Rollisions Bridge , Templeglantine, Newcastlewest. Donal, who was working in the post office in Dublin, was of the three men chosen to travel by car from Dublin to Kerry with the object of making wireless contact with the Aud. The sequence of events which caused the driver of the car in which they were travelling , to make a wrong turn and plunge into the River laune with the loss of Donal Sheehan and his two companians, is dealt with by a contributor to Kerry’s Fighting Story.

Sheehan newspaper reports – Obituaries, Limerick

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Daniel Sheehan – newspaper report 30/12/1920: War of Independence casualty; Cahirguillamore incident; funeral report

CAHIRGULLARMORE Tragedy 19201230

James Sheehan  – newspaper report 01/01/1916: Private, Royal Irish Regiment; son of P. J. Sheehan, Captain of Limerick City Fire Brigade;First World War casualty; news report

Bridget Sheehan – newspaper report 07/09/1926: from The Pike; aged 13; Dromcolloher cinema fire; news report

John Sheehan – newspaper report 02/11/1916: from Askeaton; accidental drowning; news report