- Sources yet to be consulted:
Una and John, c.1931.
Peter William Shanley,
born 1863, Co.Roscommon,
mar 1894-95 to Mary Kelly [Mary L. Kelly, born 1864, Co.Roscommon],
lived 109 Great Britain St
(later Parnell St
listed as "commercial traveller" at son's birth 1895,
see his family
[Census, 2 April 1911]
109 Great Britain St, Dublin,
he is listed as "draper",
she is "draperess",
he is listed as "merchant" at son's mar,
Dr. John Shanley,
John Patrick Shanley, born 17th Sept 1895,
109 Great Britain St, Dublin
educ O'Connell CBS.
He remembered the
was taken by his uncle to see body lying in the street
(near Great Britain St).
It was The O'Rahilly.
graduated UCD in medicine with 1st-class honours in 1919.
MB, B.Ch., B.A.O.
Appointed resident doctor in Richmond Hospital, Dublin.
D.P.H. NUI 1920,
B.Sc. Public Health NUI 1921,
MD NUI 1922
He became a paediatric surgeon
(medical care of children).
says he was the first full-time paediatric surgeon in Ireland
"for more than 30 years".
In 1922 he became a
Temple Street Children's Hospital
(and here), Dublin,
and remained a surgeon there until 1975.
During the Civil War 1922-23
he was medical officer to the Dublin Brigade of the IRA
(that is, he took the republican side).
In 1923 he became a surgeon at
Cappagh Orthopaedic Hospital, Finglas, Dublin.
He was senior surgeon there for many years.
He was an original member of the
Hospitals Sweepstake Fund Committee
He is listed at 28 N Frederick St, Dublin, in
listed there at marriage.
17 Merrion Square North, Dublin,
from at least 1935 to death 1996.
He is listed at 28 N Frederick St and at 17 Merrion Square in
served for 32 years as deputy coroner and coroner for
Co-founder of Irish Red Cross 1939.
See Irish Red Cross Society Order, 1939.
Secretary of Irish Red Cross for many years.
Their HQ was set up next door to him at
16 Merrion Square
In 1940 he was a founding surgeon of both
Baldoyle Hospital, Baldoyle, Dublin,
and St.Anthony's Hospital, Herbert Ave, Merrion Rd, Dublin
(now St. Vincent's Private Hospital).
He was first Chairman
of the re-named and re-organised
"Medical Association of Eire" 1941.
This is a body which went through many incarnations from 1839
to the present Irish Medical Organisation
(see history of IMO).
Listed as "President of the Irish Medical Association" as at 1942
He was involved in the founding in 1942 of
St.Patrick's Infant Hospital, Temple Hill, Blackrock,
to care for the children of unmarried mothers.
Chairman of Irish Red Cross 1946-47.
Una registered her mother's death 1958.
in 1970 he received "Bonn Uachtarán na hÉireann,
Gold Medal of Merit".
Una died 9th June 1974,
age 69 yrs.
She was bur Glasnevin Cemetery,
her father's grave
(see street view).
In 1975 John was
Chevalier (Knight) of the Papal
Order of St. Gregory the Great (KSG),
the highest honour a lay Catholic man can attain.
He celebrated 100th birthday 1995.
Special mass in Westland Row,
Sun 17th Sept 1995.
died Sun 21st July 1996,
St. Vincent's Hospital, Dublin,
age 100 yrs.
See death notice, Irish Times,
July 22, 1996.
Funeral Tue 23rd July, bur Glasnevin.
John and Una had adopted issue:
- Garret Shanley,
mar Kitty ---- and
- Paul Shanley.
- Matthew Shanley.
Thought this was Una,
but date of graduation makes it more likely Sheila or Eileen.
Una and John's wedding, 1932.
Left to Right (Back):
poss. Alice Cashel,
one of the Rynnes,
---, ---, ---,
Dick and Eithne,
(Front): prob. Fr.Paddy, ---,
Eddie Shanley, May Shanley,
Sheila O'Mara, ---,
Agnes Cashel, James O'Mara.
Maureen, John Shanley, Una.
Una and John Shanley's grave, Glasnevin. Photo 2006.
See full size.
Photo courtesy of Richard Humphreys.
17 Merrion Square, now
Chambers Ireland (green-black door).
Irish Red Cross
is at 16 Merrion Square on LHS (red door).
See full size.
See other shot.