David Sheehy, MP
born 1844, Co.Limerick.
He mar 1876
to Bessie McCoy
born 1849 or 1851].
He was an Irish Parliamentary Party MP
from 1885 to 1900 and from 1903 to 1918.
He was prosecuted in 1889
along with his colleague
and other nationalists.
He was friends with the O'Maras.
(later an MP)
11 Feb 1898
"I brought David Sheehy to Sydenham with me
and he spent the night with us"
Bessie died 1918.
David died 1932.
- Hanna Sheehy-Skeffington,
feminist and nationalist,
born Hanna Sheehy, 1877.
mar 1903 to
[born Francis Skeffington, 1878].
They adopted each other's names at marriage.
He was a nationalist and pacifist.
He was murdered by the crazed Capt. Bowen-Colthurst
during the 1916 Rising.
Hanna was not a pacifist. She supported the anti-Treaty IRA in the Civil War.
She died 1946.
- Owen Sheehy-Skeffington, born 1909,
university lecturer and senator.
- Mary Sheehy.
She mar Tom Kettle, MP.
He was a writer, poet and Irish Parliamentary Party MP 1906-10.
- Kathleen Sheehy,
mar Frank O'Brien
and had issue:
- Conor Cruise O'Brien,
mar 1stly to Christine Foster,
mar 2ndly to Maire Mhac an tSaoi.
The wife of David Sheehy, MP, appears in
is set in 1904.
of Modern Library edn.
Sources yet to be fully consulted
Sources yet to be consulted
- David Sheehy
- Sheehy Skeffington Papers. [NLI] Ms.
- Sheehy Skeffington Papers.
Collection List No. 47.
Mss 33,603 to 33,635.
Papers of Hanna and Francis Sheehy Skeffington.
- Sheehy Skeffington Papers (Additional).
Collection List No. 82.
Mss 40,460 to 40,563
and 41,176 to 41,245.
Papers of Frank, Hanna and Owen Sheehy Skeffington.
- Leah Levenson