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Professor Helena Sheehan

Helena Sheehan PHD – Dublin City University

Born in the USA. Grew up catholic and conservative. As result of study, became agnostic and liberal, then atheist and radical. Started university and taught primary school as a nun. Left convent, then church and country. Earned degrees: BS in 1967 from St Joseph’s College in Philadelphia, MA in 1970 from Temple University in Philadelphia, PhD in 1980 from Trinity College Dublin in philosophy. Travelled often to Eastern Europe for research purposes. Wrote books: Marxism and the Philosophy of Science: A Critical History published in 1985 and 1993; Irish Television Drama: A Society and Its Stories published in 1987 and 2004; The Continuing Story of Irish Television Drama: Tracking the Tiger published in 2004. Co-edited Mapping Irish Media: Critical Explorations published in 2007. Appointed to permanent position at DCU in 1994. Made 5 research trips to South Africa between 2001-2007, based primarily at University of Cape Town, investigating intellectual dynamics of post-apartheid universities. Over the years taught university courses, supervised postgraduate research, presented conference papers, gave public lectures, appeared on radio and tv, sought truth, marched against injustice. Stuck with marxism after many others abandoned it.



The Hon. Mr. Justice Garrett Sheehan

Judges of the High Court – Republic of Ireland

The Hon. Mr. Justice Garrett Sheehan

antiwar activist cindy sheehan

Cindy Lee Miller Sheehan (born July 10, 1957) is an American antiwar activist whose son, U.S. Army Specialist Casey Sheehan, was killed by enemy action during the Iraq War.

Casey Austin Sheehan (May 29, 1979 – April 4, 2004) was a specialist in the United States Army who was killed by enemy action while serving in the Iraq War. He was the son of Patrick Sheehan, a sales representative, and Cindy Sheehan.

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Timothy J. Sheehan, Company C, commanded Fort Ridgely, Minnesota. Battle of Fort Ridgley, Dakota War 1862


During the infamous 1968 Tet Offensive —it was “the longest and deadliest battle” of the Vietnam War. West Point graduate Lieutenant Colonel Don Sheehan, USAF (Retired), of Tewksbury, flew into Khe Sanh with a C-130 Hercules cargo plane.


Interesting assertions that (1) the Sheehan family originated in Co. Clare rather than Lower Connello, Limerick; (2) and the first recorded use as a surname was in 1659 , Co. Cork.

“Originally belonging to County Clare, this clan moved southwards to occupy Counties Cork, Kerry and Limerick, and it is in these counties that the name is most numerous today.”

“The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of John Sheehan, of County Cork, which was dated 1659, in Petty’s “Census’ of Ireland”, during the reign of Richard Cromwell, known as “The Lord Protector”, 1658 – 1660. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation.”

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Robert Sheehan is an Irish actor.  Born January 1988 in County Laois, Ireland. He is best known for television roles such as Nathan Young in Misfits and Darren in Love/Hate, as well as the 2009 film Cherrybomb alongside Rupert Grint. He has also co-starred in the film Killing Bono, alongside Ben Barnes, as Ivan McCormick. He recently starred in John Crowley’s production of J. M. Synge‘s comic play The Playboy of the Western World at the Old Vic Theatre, London, which finished in November 2011.

Doug Sheehan is an American actor. Born April 1949 in Santa Monica, California, USA. Most well known for his parts in the TV series such as Knots Landing, in Clueless in which he played Mel Horowitz, and later as Martin Spellman in the series Sabrina, The Teenage Witch.


Michael (Mike) Sheehan – voice over artist for Hanna-Barbera Studios, TV and animated film.