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Michael Sheehy

Michael Sheehy,
Michael Henry Sheehy, born 2 Feb 1874, Co.Limerick.
Living at Shannongrove with mother in 1901 census. He is "farmer", unmarried.
"H. Sheehy" is listed as grandson of John Cussen at his funeral 1902.
He mar 11 Oct 1911, Nicker, Pallas Grean, Co.Limerick, to Rose O'Kennedy [Mary Margaret Rose O'Kennedy, born 27 Dec 1889, Portnard, Co.Limerick].
Rose was dau of Richard Joseph O'Kennedy, J.P., farmer, of Portnard, Co.Limerick, and of Mount Catherine House, Pallas Grean, Co.Limerick (see map).
See her family listed at Mount Catherine in 1911 census.
Her brother Sean O'Kennedy was a Sinn Feiner in the War of Independence.
Her family home Mount Catherine was burnt by the British in Feb 1921 in reprisal for the Dromkeen Ambush. See [Limerick Leader, 6 Apr 1921].
Mount Catherine was re-built.

Michael and Rose lived Shannongrove House.
He died 1 Mar 1921, age 47 yrs, leaving her with small children.
He was bur Askeaton.
Michael and Rose had issue (see below).

At her 2nd mar Rose is living Pallaskenry (i.e. Shannongrove House).
She mar 2ndly, 23 Feb 1927, to George Mulvaney [son of John Mulvaney] and had further issue.
They mar at University church, Dublin. See mar cert from here.
At mar George is living Lr Mallow St, Limerick.
Rose sold Shannongrove House.
As at 1950 she was living Holly Park, Kilcornan, Co.Limerick (a big house, some way S of Pallaskenry, see modern satellite view).
Rose died c.1981, age c.92 yrs.
Michael and Rose had issue:

  1. Jack Sheehy,
    John Richard, born 1913,
    "V.S." on grave (think this means Veterinary Surgeon),
    mar Kathleen Walsh [Kay, born 1919],
    lived Patrickswell, Co.Limerick,
    he died 7 Sept 1996, age 83 yrs,
    she died 29 Jan 2002, age 83 yrs,
    both bur Askeaton,
    had issue:

    1. Valerie Sheehy, mar Joe Nestor.
    2. Michael Sheehy.
    3. Niall Sheehy.
    4. Darby Sheehy.
    5. Hugh Sheehy.
    6. Richard Sheehy.

  2. Dick Sheehy,
    Richard J. Sheehy, born 1915,
    worked for Munster And Leinster Bank,
    did not marry,
    died 16 Feb 1958, age 43 yrs,
    bur Askeaton.

  3. Harry Sheehy,
    Henry Michael Sheehy, born 1916, solicitor,
    mar Una Linehan,
    he died 12 July 1988, age 72 yrs, bur Askeaton,
    had issue:
    1. Brigid Sheehy.
    2. Ted Sheehy.

  4. Ted Sheehy,
    Edward Bernard, born 1917.
    KIA in WW2:
    He was a pilot in Royal Canadian Air Force in WW2.
    Flight Lieutenant in No. 401 Squadron.
    He was shot down over Germany, 29 Dec 1944 [CWGC] or 30 Dec [Sheehy grave, Askeaton], age 27 yrs.
    Grave is at Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, on SW side of Cleves (Kleve), Germany (see satellite view). Grave ref. 12. G. 13.
    See record at [CWGC].

  5. Joe Sheehy,
    Joseph, born pre-1921,
    think he must be "Patrick J. Sheehy" of Wales, born 1920, died 17 Nov 1997, age 77 yrs, who is listed on [Sheehy grave, Askeaton],
    mar and had issue:
    1. Jonny Sheehy.
    2. Pat Sheehy.
    3. Kay Sheehy.

Mount Catherine House

Mount Catherine House on 1887 to 1913 map.
Burnt in 1921, but re-built.
See modern satellite view.

Mount Catherine House.
2009 screenshot from street view.

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