O'Sullivan of Killarney, Co.Kerry
the most common surname in Munster,
and the most common surname in Co.Kerry.
other O'Sullivans and Sullivans
in the family tree.
"O'Sullivan McCrah" descent
Ancient History of the Kingdom of Kerry
apparently refers to
O'Sullivan of Cappanacush, near Kenmare
Note on the above, from
[Prendergast, part 2, 1898].
This claims that Michael O'Sullivan of Killarney
(apparently the draper)
and his relatives
have a descent from "O'Sullivan McCrah".
shows relationship of the various famous O'Sullivans (below),
who are all 1st cousins of John Langford.
However note that
is not son of
We assume he is still 1st cousin of John Langford.
We start with:
apparently from Kenmare
- John O'Sullivan,
mar Honora Daly,
- Bishop Charles O'Sullivan,
born 22 Aug 1858,
bapt 22 August 1858
[Killeentierna RC par records],
RC Bishop of Ardfert and Aghadoe 1917 to 1927.
born 1833, Co.Kerry [according to age in census],
mar Mary Sullivan
[listed as Sullivan in children's baptisms,
he had draper's shop, Main St, Killarney
(at junction of Main St and Henn St (now Plunkett St),
it was apparently at 10/11 Main Street,
on Main St, Killarney,
in [Census, 1901],
lists him as widower,
- Timothy O'Sullivan, M.P.,
born 8 Jan 1879, or 7 Jan,
bapt 1 February 1879 [Killarney RC par records],
Irish Parliamentary Party MP,
MP for East Kerry 1910-18.
- Prof. John Marcus O'Sullivan
born 18 Feb 1881, Killarney, NOT 1891,
(todo) see birth of John Marcus O'Sullivan in
1st qr 1881, vol 5, p 296,
bapt 19 Feb 1881 [Killarney RC par records],
Cumann na nGaedhael TD,
Minister for Education
farmer, born c.1842.
mar 29 April 1871
[Beaufort RC par records]
to Mary O'Halloran [born c.1850].
She was of
Knockane civil parish
(Beaufort RC parish),
near Killarney, Co.Kerry.
Her uncle was Fr. O'Halloran,
P.P. of the RC par of
Fr. Mark O'Sullivan of the Meentoges family
was P.P. of Firies at an earlier date.)
Mary's uncle Fr. O'Halloran gave her, probably at her marriage 1871
(children born there),
a farm at Batterfield, Firies
(between Killarney and Tralee,
Daniel and Mary
were living Batterfield at
children's baptisms 1872 to 1879.
Dr. William O'Sullivan,
William J. O'Sullivan, Bill, "Gogo",
born 3 Aug 1873, Batterfield, Firies, Co.Kerry,
6 August 1873
[Firies RC par records],
bapt transcript says "Gerald",
(todo) see original, microfilm in [NLI] is illegible,
doctor in Killarney, Co.Kerry.
Michael O'Sullivan's draper's shop, junction of Main St and Henn St (now Plunkett St), Killarney.
From old postcard of Killarney.
See full size
of same spot.
Also of the above family
Another 1st cousin of John Langford (through unknown father) is:
Possible link to other Sullivans
was said to be a relation of the politician
John Marcus O'Sullivan above.
But this may be confusion with his brother-in-law
Dr. William O'Sullivan (above),
who was 1st cousin of John Marcus O'Sullivan.
- On the other hand,
are connected to Batterfield and Dromaloughane,
and so are
so all of them may be related.