Archive for June, 2015

Margaret Linehan nee Sheehan

Margaret Linehan

February 18 2003

Margaret P. (Sheehan) Linehan, an Irishwoman whose dream of immigrating to the United States almost ended in the icy North Atlantic when she tried to book passage on the Titanic, died Tuesday in Portland, Maine, 89 years after the ship went down. She was 110…

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The Cork Examiner, 22 August 1862

AT three o’clock on Tuesday, Mr. Patrick Sheehan, auctioneer, submitted to auction an extensive business- house and premises, situated in the Market-square, held under a lease of 58 years, and yeilding a profit rent of £27 15s. per annum. The sale took place at the reading-room of the Young Men’s Society, before a large number of town and country people. The bidding was opened by Mr. Florence O’Reardon, whose offer was quickly followed by Messrs. C. R. O’Callaghan, Charles J. Daly, Thomas O’Callaghan, and Hugh Keller—and it was finally knocked down to Mr. C. R. O’Callaghan for £300, after being briskly competed for by the foregoing parties. The house was the property of Mr. William Sheehan, and the sale was admirably carried out by Mr. Patrick Sheehan.—Kanturk Correspondent.
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Glen of Aherlow (song)

The song is based on the true story of a young ex-soldier from the Glen of Aherlow named Patrick Sheehan who was blinded at the Siege of Sevastopol. Sheehan was later jailed in 1857 for begging in Grafton Street, Dublin, his British army pension having expired after six months.[4]

Due to the publicity arising from this case, the British government was shamed into inquiring about Sheehan, to whom a life pension of a shilling a day was granted.[5]

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Ballysheehan, County Tipperary

BALLYSHEEHAN, a parish, in the barony of MIDDLETHIRD, county of TIPPERARY, and province of MUNSTER, 3 miles (N.) from Cashel

From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 1837

Townlands in the Parish

Aughnagomaun  Ballinree  Ballyheens  Ballyherberry  Ballykelly  Ballysheehan  Ballytarsna (Hackett)  Carrow  Dually  Farranavarra  Fussough  Garraun  Glascloyne  Kilballyherberry  Marshalstown  Newpark  Peake  Raheen  Rathclogh North  Rathclogh South  Synone

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Fanning and Sheehan family history – Tipperary

Sheehans of Quarry St Thurles Co Tipperary Ireland Family History

copyright   Kathleen Fanning

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Kathy Sheehan

Kathy (Katherine) Sheehan, born in Chicago 1963, became the 75th Mayor of Albany, New York, USA on January 1st 2014.

Kathy is an attorney. She formerly worked for “Intermagnetics General Corporation”; and was elected city treasurer of Albany in 2009. Member of the Democratic Party. Married to Robert Sheehan.

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