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".
Biography of John Langford
says that Dr. William O'Sullivan is related to
Michael O'Sullivan the draper
and Bishop Charles O'Sullivan
and Eugene O'Sullivan, M.P. (see below)
It says that
"[John Langford's] uncle
was Michael O'Sullivan, Main Street, [whose] sons were Professor O'Sullivan,
Minister of Education; Bishop O'Sullivan, Bishop of Kerry; Timothy
O'Sullivan, M.P., and his first cousins were Eugene O'Sullivan, Killarney
U.D.C, and Dr. William O'Sullivan."
That Dr. William is nephew of Michael the draper is proved:
Michael the draper is son of Timothy O'Sullivan.
Dr. William's father is son of Timothy O'Sullivan.
Dr. William is listed in 1901 census as staying with his uncle Michael the draper in Killarney.
He is listed as "Nephew".
Bishop Charles O'Sullivan, he
is not son of
Michael O'Sullivan the draper,
so this needs more work.
We also do not know how Eugene O'Sullivan fits in.
He was said to be
Timothy O'Sullivan, farmer, at son's mar 1871.
Timothy Sullivan, farmer, at son's mar 1876.
born 1833, Co.Kerry [according to age in census].
Listed as draper, Killarney, at mar.
mar 29 Feb 1876, Kiltallagh RC church, Co.Kerry,
to Mary Sullivan
[dau of John Sullivan, farmer].
She was of Ballyfinnane
, Molahiffe par, Co.Kerry.
She is listed as Sullivan in children's baptisms,
See mar cert
He had draper's shop, Main St, Killarney.
This was at junction of Main St and Henn St (now Plunkett St).
It was apparently at 10/11 Main Street.
Listed at Main St at children's bapts 1879-81.
Mary died pre-1901.
in 1901 census
on Main St, Killarney.
He is a widower, age 68.
Dr. William O'Sullivan
is living with him.
Michael and Mary
- 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
At marriage 1871 he is farmer, living
(between Killarney and Tralee,
mar 29 April 1871
[Beaufort RC par records]
to Mary O'Halloran
See mar cert
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.)
It was thought that
Mary's uncle Fr. O'Halloran gave her, perhaps at her marriage,
a farm at Batterfield.
But mar cert shows her husband already at Batterfield,
while Mary is of Dromaloughane.
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.
Bishop Charles O'Sullivan
As noted above, Bishop Charles O'Sullivan is meant to be related. But this needs more work.
Eugene O'Sullivan, M.P.
As noted above,
Eugene O'Sullivan, M.P., is meant to be related. But this needs more work.
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).
- On the other hand,
Jim Sullivan's family
are connected to Batterfield and Dromaloughane,
and so are
these O'Sullivans above,
so all of them may be related.
Note on O'Mara tree
thinks Jim Sullivan and Dr. William O'Sullivan are cousins.