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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

Maj.Patrick Sheahan – UN Peacekeeping

A lunala is a necklace made from gold

A lunala is necklace made from two golden discs. It would have been worn by Irish kings up to 4,000 years ago.

It was first discovered by Hubert Lannon in 1945. Lannon was a farmer in Coggalbeg, Co Roscommon. He was cutting turf when he found the item in a bog.

Lannon gave the lunala to Patrick Sheehan, who worked as a chemist in nearby Stroketown. Sheehan kept the necklace in the safe in his shop. In 2009, it was stolen as two burglars broke into the shop and took the safe.

The police worked closely with curators from the Irish Antiquities Division of the National Museum. They were able to find that jewellery and official documents from Sheehan’s safe had been left in a dumpster in Dublin.

With only a few hours before the rubbish was due for collection the police had to work frantically to find the dumpster. Once they found it they climbed in and waded through the rubbish to search for the ancient treasure.

They were relieved to find the necklace in time. It is considered one of the most important archaeological discoveries for several years.

Pat Wallace, director of the museum said: “There is a whole lot of conjoined freaks of good luck to make it possible.”

The lunala is now in the National Museum of Ireland.

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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…

http://www.finbarrconnolly.com/margaretlinehan.htm#925849125

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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]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glen_of_Aherlow_(song)

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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

http://www.libraryireland.com/topog/B/Ballysheehan-Middlethird-Tipperary.php

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

http://www.fanningfamilyhistory.com/sheehan-thurles-tipperary

copyright   Kathleen Fanning

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