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Norma Sheahan

Norma Sheahan is an actress/actor and producer from County Cork, Ireland.

Educated at RADA, London, UK

She has worked in voiceover, theatre, television, radio, and film.

Known for  Ondine (2009), The Clinic (2003), New Boy (2007) and Moon Boy (2015)

 

Awards


Monte-Carlo TV Festival, Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series (Nominated), 2010
For: “An Crisis”

 

 

 

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Dr. Con Sheahan

September 16, 2017 Leave a comment

Dr. Con Sheahan B Eng(UL), MBA (UL), PhD(UL), C. Eng., MIEI

Dr. Con Sheahan is a senior lecturer at the Enterprise Research Centre, University of Limerick, Ireland. He has a PhD in Computer Integrated Manufacturing and Optimisation, a B.Eng. in Production Engineering and an MBA from UL. His recent career has spanned both industry and academia. His research is focused on enterprise performance modelling and optimisation. He has experience in supervising a number of doctoral research and EU projects. He has co-ordinated EU collaborative research projects including industrial and academic partners from across Europe.

http://www.consheahan.com/

 

Michael Sheahan elected 818th mayor of Limerick in June 2014

September 16, 2017 Leave a comment

Michael Sheahan was elected 818th mayor of Limerick in June 2014

FINE Gael’s Castletroy councillor Michael Sheahan has been elected the 818th mayor of Limerick – and the first leader of the new metropolitan city area. Cllr Sheahan secured 11 votes from his colleagues in Fine Gael and Fianna Fail 

FORMER Fine Gael county councillor Michael Sheahan became the first Mayor of Limerick’s new Metropolitan District in June 2014.

 

Eileen Sheehan, poet, teacher

Though set for the most part in her native Kerry, Sheehan’s poetry is far more universal than provincial. Much has been made by critics of her word-craft: its earthy rhythms, its careful cadences, the evocative lyricality with which she explores the ancient and undying themes of love, family, domesticity, nature, death and myth. Yet her poetic compass frequently leads her beyond this well-trod ground, toward situations uncannily familiar or curiously surreal. Such moments are captured with consistently surprising metaphor in work that possesses a delightfully magnetic and multi-layered simplicity.

Eileen Sheehan was born in Scartaglin, in the Sliabh Luachra area of Co.Kerry in 1963, and has lived for most of her life in the nearby lake-side town of Killarney. A well-esteemed and much-loved poet, especially in her home province of Munster, Sheehan has won both the Listowel Writers’ Week Poetry Slam in 2004 and the coveted Brendan Kennelly Poetry Award in 2006. She has been published in several high-profile anthologies and has been invited to read her work at many festivals and events both in Ireland and around the world. Her first collection, Song of the Midnight Fox, was published by Doghouse Books in 2004, as was her most recent, Down the Sunlit Hall, in 2008. Both collections met with critical acclaim and a third, The Narrow Place of Souls, is forthcoming.

 

Extract from: poetryinternationalweb (18 July 2013)

http://www.poetryinternationalweb.net/pi/site/poet/item/23096/30/Eileen-Sheehan

http://www.doghousebooks.ie/doghouse/publications/publication.php?publication=midnight-fox

This blog is five years old

December 31, 2016 Leave a comment

This blog is now five years old. The family Ó Siodhacháin has been in Ireland for centuries. The Gaelic spelling was simplified to be Ó Síocháin in the 1940s. The anglicised spellings are Sheehan, Sheahan, and the other variants listed elsewhere in the blog. Sheehan’s are mostly associated with the Southern province of Munster in counties Limerick, Tipperary and Cork, and also county Clare. Today people with the name Sheehan can be found all over Ireland, in the United Kingdom, and scattered across the world in Australia, the United States, and Canada etc. The meaning of the name is commonly stated as peaceful or peacemaker. Search on the name and you will find people in all the professions and cultural pursuits. The “clan” is often associated with the Dal gCais – the Sept that mostly controlled Munster in the middle ages. Its most famous son: Brian Buru was the High King of Ireland.  There is no evidence that the Sheehan’s were a prominent clan. It is indicated that they had land in the Lower Connello part of county Limerick prior to the Normans. In the past, the Sheehan’s would have been predominately Roman Catholic. The History of Limerick notes that a Captain William Sheehan fought at the Siege of Limerick in 1691, and my conjecture is that he left Ireland for good with the other Jacobite troops under the agreed articles of surrender, after the signing of the Treaty of Limerick.

My own family’s more recent origin is in  County Clare and County Limerick on my father’s side. I currently reside in Donegal in the North West of Ireland, not known for many Sheehan’s. There is a Sheen avenue in Bundoran, so I wonder if it is named after a person or simply after peace?

 

 

Ms. Elma Sheahan, BL

Ms. Elma Sheahan, BL
Educated: University of Limerick and the King’s Inns

Called to the Bar: 1996
Experience in personal injury litigation, including medical negligence, judicial review, non-jury and commercial litigation
Reporter for the Irish Reports: 1997 to 2003
Legal chairperson of the Mental Health Tribunals: 2009 to date
Legal Adviser to the Residential Institutions Redress Board: March 2007 to July 2014 – See more at

http://www.merrionstreet.ie/en/News-Room/Releases/Appointments_to_the_Circuit_Court.html

Appointments to the Circuit Court

At its meeting yesterday, 19 November 2014, the Government nominated Judge Eugene O’Kelly, Mr. Francis Comerford, BL, Ms. Karen Fergus, SC, Ms. Melanie Greally, BL, Mr. John Hannan, BL, Ms. Karen O’Connor, BL, and Ms. Elma Sheahan, BL for appointment by the President to the Circuit Court.

– See more at: http://www.merrionstreet.ie/en/News-Room/Releases/Appointments_to_the_Circuit_Court.html#sthash.khs7w4tC.dpuf

Constable Patrick Sheahan

An article on “The Tragic death of Constable Patrick Sheahan D.M.P” by Tom Donovan (2005)

Patrick Sheahan from Glin, Co. Limerick, served with the Dublin Metropolitan Police, and in May 6th 1905 he was called to an incident as a worker had been overcome by gas in a large sewer while investigating a broken pipe…

article on Patrick Sheahan

You can visit the memorial in Dublin, on Burgh Quay at the junction of Hawkins Street

google maps Hawkins street