By The O'Sullivan Clan Blog | April 28, 2011 at 10:10 AM EDT | No Comments
Quebecers tend to see in Ireland something that they find in themselves. A Catholic hold on political and social life dwindled from the 1960s onward, and, according to Kenneally, “the badge of identity now is language and nationalism, they’re the new kind of religions of identity.” To mix more easily with the French majority, Irish immigrants often changed their names – Reilly became Riel and O’Sullivan became Sylvain. More recently, Canadians and Quebecers have been looking at their past as they try to understand their future.
By The O'Sullivan Clan Blog | April 19, 2011 at 01:35 PM EDT | No Comments
I recently represented the O'Sullivan Clan at the Annual General Meeting of the Clans of Ireland held in the Mansion House, Dublin, on April 16, 2011. I was honored to be in the presence of those men and women who are expending such time, effort, and money to preserve the culture and heritage of ancient Ireland.
By The O'Sullivan Clan Blog | April 19, 2011 at 01:31 PM EDT | No Comments
On March 17, 2011, the Finte na hÉireann ~ Clans of Ireland organization, representing 60 Irish clans to the government of the Republic of Ireland, announced that Riobard O'Dwyer, N.T. would be inducted into the Order of the Clans of Ireland. The Order is an elite society of individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to the culture, heritage, and history of Ireland and her people. On April 16, 2011, Mr. O'Dwyer received the insignia of the Order from the Lord Mayor of Dublin in The Mansion House. The International O'Sullivan Clan is proud to have nominated Mr. O'Dwyer for this honour and is grateful to the Clans of Ireland for their recognition of this great man. Mr. O'Dwyer has acquired the right to add the letters CIOM to his name, Compánach Fhinte na hÉireann.The O'Sullivan Clan was represented by the Taoiseach, Gary B. Sullivan, and his son, Donal Mor Connor O'Sullivan.
By The O'Sullivan Clan Blog | March 29, 2011 at 06:09 PM EDT | No Comments
Nearly a decade to the day after Denise Sullivan tended to Ronald Reagan during the darkest night of his life, the nurse received a handwritten letter from the former president. “Your hand clasp was one of the most comforting things done for me during my stay,” Reagan wrote, describing his gratitude toward a nurse who hovered by his bedside in the hours after surgeons removed a would-be assassin’s bullet lodged just an inch from his heart.
By The O'Sullivan Clan Blog | March 17, 2011 at 07:28 AM EDT | No Comments
March 17, 2011, Dublin: The Finte na hÉireann ~ Clans of Ireland organization, representing 60 Irish clans to the government of the Republic of Ireland, has announced that Riobard O'Dwyer, N.T. has been inducted into the Order of the Clans of Ireland. The Order is an elite society of individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to the culture, heritage, and history of Ireland and her people. On April 16, 2011, Mr. O'Dwyer will receive the insignia of the Order from the Lord Mayor of Dublin in The Mansion House. The International O'Sullivan Clan is proud to have nominated Mr. O'Dwyer for this honour and is grateful to the Clans of Ireland for their recognition of this great man.
By The O'Sullivan Clan Blog | February 25, 2011 at 04:57 PM EST | No Comments
Jeremiah Sullivan of San Diego has invented a suit that protects a swimmer from shark bites. Sullivan has appeared on more than 45 television shows and film projects demonstrating the Neptunic shark suit that he first invented in the 1970s. Decades later, Sullivan is using the technology of chain maille to make an even stronger, lighter shark suit that could sustain a great white shark attack.
By The O'Sullivan Clan Blog | January 08, 2011 at 07:02 PM EST | No Comments
President Barack Obama nominated Kathy Sullivan, director of OSU's Battelle Center for Mathematics and Science Education Policy, for an assistant secretary of commerce position, one of 41 presidential nominations sent to the Senate Wednesday for confirmation.
Sullivan was the first American woman to walk in space as a member of three NASA space shuttle missions, has served as president and CEO of COSI and has been serving as a director of the Battelle Center for the last four years.
For full article from The Lantern please click here.
By The O'Sullivan Clan Blog | December 31, 2010 at 10:26 AM EST | No Comments
Diabetes is a particularly dangerous disease in pregnancy. If it is missed the consequences to the fetus can be catastrophic. Obstetricians now test all pregnant women for diabetes at the 24th week of gestation. They use the "O'Sullivan Test", in which the patient is asked to drink a beverage with exactly 50 grams of sugar in it. One hour after ingesting the beverage, blood is drawn to determine the sugar level in the blood. If the patient has a paucity of insulin (diabetes), the blood sugar will be too high. The test is named after the person who developed it, Mary Jo O'Sullivan, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., Professor Emeritus of Obtetrics and Gynecology at the University of Miami. Dr. O'Sullivan is also active in the American Association of Pro Life Physicians.
By The O'Sullivan Clan Blog | December 31, 2010 at 01:12 AM EST | No Comments
12-year-old Cupertino resident Hannah O'Sullivan defeated fellow prodigy Mariko Tumanagan on the Dunes Course at MPCC to become the youngest ever winner of the California Junior Girls State Championship. Kristen Krogsrud of El Dorado captured the title in 1979 at the age of 14.
By The O'Sullivan Clan Blog | December 27, 2010 at 07:28 PM EST | No Comments
OCEAN CITY – Ocean City Police Department members and outstanding citizens were recognized for their excellent public safety duties at City Hall this week.
Around 2 a.m. on Nov. 19, Christopher Sullivan, general manager of Yang’s Palace restaurant, was sleeping in his apartment over the establishment when he heard a disturbance outside. A car was being driven on flat tires, striking a boat in the parking lot and crashed into a canal.
Sullivan then ran down to the canal and saw a female, Taylor Cole Vanderhook, 23, trapped inside. In an attempt to save her, Sullivan found a piece of lumber nearby and smashed the rear window of the sinking car. With only about six inches of breathing room left in the car, Sullivan pulled Vanderhook to safety.
Sullivan’s heroic actions and disregard for his own safety earned him the Certificate of Outstanding Service, presented to him by Ocean City Police Chief Bernadette DiPino.
By The O'Sullivan Clan Blog | December 19, 2010 at 10:54 AM EST | No Comments
History of Sullivan’s Island
ORDER OF THE GRAND COUNCIL OF THE PROVINCE OF CAROLINA
MAY 30TH 1674
“It is ordered that a Great Gun bee [sic] mounted in some convenient place neere [sic] the River’s mouth, which with one charge of powder at a time, shall be committed to the care of Capt. Florence O’Sullivan, to be fired upon the approach of any ship or ships, and that the said Gun be conveyed to the said place upon Tuesday next, come a sennit.
Sullivan’s Island’s place in the history of South Carolina is of extreme importance in that her first order of duty was to protect the seat of the new colony of Carolina, Charles Towne. The threat came from both the French and Spanish who were interested in colonizing the eastern coast of the “New World.” They did not take to the English presence in South Carolina well and had previously attempted several settlements in the area prior to the English settler’s arrival in 1670. The island receives it’s namesake from Captain Florence O’Sullivan who was charged by the government of Carolina to protect the city by placing a gun in the best place possible for such a task.
To view the complete Sullivan's Island Property article please click here.
By The O'Sullivan Clan Blog | December 18, 2010 at 02:07 PM EST | No Comments
It's time for a salute and a prayer. Army Pfc. Blaine Sullivan of Las Vegas was critically wounded in fighting in Afghanistan just before Thanksgiving, family members report. The former Cimarron Memorial High student and athlete, who joined the Army after high school and is part of the 101st Airborne Division, was injured by an improvised explosive device. His right leg had to be amputated above the knee. The bomb detonated during battle as Sullivan was attempting to assist a wounded soldier. Less than a month after that explosion, Sullivan's condition continues to improve at Walter Reed Army Hospital. The tough young man has already begun physical therapy. God speed in your recovery from the entire clan. For full article from Las Vegas Review Journal please click on link.
By The O'Sullivan Clan Blog | December 12, 2010 at 06:25 PM EST | No Comments
John O'Sullivan, editor-in-chief of the United Press International and past editor of the National Review, has observed that "all organizations that are not actually right-wing will over time become left-wing". This is referred to as O'Sullivan's First Law by conservative thinkers.
By The O'Sullivan Clan Blog | December 12, 2010 at 06:12 PM EST | No Comments
Lexington, KY - December 8, 2010 - Tiffany Sullivan has been named the Cavalor Show Jumping Hall of Fame Rider of the Month for November.
Sullivan competes in the West Conference Amateur-Owner division of the Cavalor Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series aboard Karon K. In November, the pair bested a field of 18 entries to take top honors in the Series class held at the Las Vegas National Horse Show, earning 150 points.
With Cavalor's support, the Series honors one rider each month as the Cavalor Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series Rider of the Month. The honor goes to the one rider who earns the most points on one horse in Series competition that month.
"We are excited to honor Tiffany with our Rider of the Month award for November," said Michael Pollard, CEO of Cavalor, Inc. "Her win at the Las Vegas National Horse Show is very impressive, and we are pleased to recognize that with this award."
By The O'Sullivan Clan Blog | December 12, 2010 at 01:25 PM EST | No Comments
On December 9th, 2010, at the Homeland Security & Defense Business Council's Annual Dinner the Council honored Mark Sullivan, Director of the U.S. Secret Service for his outstanding leadership and public service."Director Mark Sullivan is the consummate 'CEO' of an agency constantly 'on the clock' to protect the President, his team and family, as well as countless dignitaries, and overseeing the complex 'behind-the-scenes' work in protecting our financial networks," said Marc Pearl, Council President & CEO.
By The O'Sullivan Clan Blog | December 12, 2010 at 09:53 AM EST | No Comments
Stephanie O’Sullivan has been nominated by President Obama to become the Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Stephanie O’Sullivan presently serves as the Associate Deputy Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Prior to this role, Ms. O’Sullivan led the Directorate of Science and Technology (DS&T), the part of the Agency responsible for developing and deploying innovative technology in support of intelligence collection and analysis. Earlier in her career, she held various management positions in the DS&T, where her responsibilities included systems acquisition and research and development in fields ranging from power sources to biotechnology. Ms. O’Sullivan joined the CIA in 1995, after working as an engineer for the Office of Naval Intelligence. Before that she was a member of the technical staff at TRW, a former corporation involved in the aerospace, automotive and credit reporting industries, among others. She holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the Missouri School of Mines.
By The O'Sullivan Clan Blog | December 04, 2010 at 10:13 AM EST | No Comments
"In a quiet corner of the East Block of the Parliament buildings (Canada) is a small chapel, open to all. It boasts a fine wooden altar, perhaps unique in that there is a large rodent carved upon it. The beaver, of course. While some animals are used as Christian symbols --the fish, the eagle, the lion--I am not aware of any such role for the beaver. It's there because the chapel is dedicated to Sean O'Sullivan and carries his name. As a MP in the 1970s, O'Sullivan had sponsored the bill that made the beaver one of Canada's official symbols.
On Wednesday, there was a special ceremony to mark the 20th anniversary of the chapel's dedication. O'Sullivan died on March 9, 1989, having left Parliament in 1977 to become a Catholic priest. Ordained in 1981, he died at only 37 from leukemia. He lived life in a hurry, corresponding as a teenager with prime minister John Diefenbaker, and being elected to Parliament at the astonishing age of 20."
By The O'Sullivan Clan Blog | December 03, 2010 at 01:44 PM EST | No Comments
Scott Sullivan, MD, FACS, is the co-founder of the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery and the St. CharlesSurgicalHospital (New Orleans), the only hospital in the world dedicated to breast reconstruction for women facing breast cancer, where he is pioneering landmark breast reconstruction techniques, including the Immediate Nipple and Areolar Sparing Mastectomy. Dr. Sullivan is a board certified plastic surgeon and leader in the area of breast reconstructive surgery at a national and international level.
By The O'Sullivan Clan Blog | November 14, 2010 at 05:51 PM EST | No Comments
With 1995's Nothing Personal director and cinematographer Thaddeus O'Sullivan produced one of the most brutal accounts of sectarian violence in Northern Ireland ever committed to celluloid. Born in Dublin in 1947, O'Sullivan received an M.A. in film and television from the Royal College of Art. He worked throughout the 1970s and '80s as a cinematographer, and he made his feature directorial debut with 1990's December Bride. O'Sullivan followed December Bride with Nothing Personal five years later. The acclaim surrounding the latter provided the director with his breakthrough, Ordinary Decent Criminal, starring Kevin Spacey as a modern-day Dublin gangster who manages to rob, cheat, and womanize while maintaining unimpeachable charm.
By The O'Sullivan Clan Blog | October 25, 2010 at 03:34 PM EDT | No Comments
Proton Energy Systems and SunHydro opened the first publicly owned hydrogen fueling station in Connecticut in October, 2010. Tom Sullivan, the owner of Proton and founder of SunHydro opened the station at the companies' headquarters on Technology Drive. The fueling station is the first of Sullivan's planned East Coast Hydrogen Highway. The station will be able to refuel about 10 fuel cell vehicles with hydrogen everyday. SunHydro reached an agreement with Toyota this summer to place 10 fuel cell cars in Connecticut and New York to introduce the vehicles to consumers over the next three years.
By The O'Sullivan Clan Blog | October 10, 2010 at 08:00 AM EDT | No Comments
Zambia Agency for Persons with Disabilities (ZAPD) Director-General Charles Mwape has commended the Catholic Church for complementing Government in the education sector. Dr. Mwape said the church had demonstrated to be a true partner of Government in addressing challenges faced by learning institutions in the country. ZANIS reports that he said this in Choma district today when he toured St. Mulumba School for Special Education to familiarize himself with the operations of the institution. The School is run by the Catholic Church and it was founded in 1985 by a Catholic nun, Sister Philippa O’Sullivan.
By The O'Sullivan Clan Blog | October 10, 2010 at 07:23 AM EDT | No Comments
Atlantis Casino Resort Spa General Manager & Executive Vice President Darlyne Sullivan was honored with the Industry Pride of the Year Award at the International Women in Gaming Awards ("WIGs") in London, England on Friday, September 24th. Ms. Sullivan was selected from a field of 175 international nominees recognized for their achievements as female role models in the gaming industry. According to WIG, the Industry Pride Award is given to one exceptional woman whose vision, innovative approach and success make her an outstanding role model whose achievements will inspire women to choose a career in the gaming industry.
By The O'Sullivan Clan Blog | August 22, 2010 at 08:36 AM EDT | No Comments
OTTAWA — In Canada, advocating for victims of crime is apparently an Irish thing.
It's actually a Sullivan thing.
The federal government appointed a new Victims of Crime ombudsman Wednesday, replacing Steve Sullivan with … uh … Sue O'Sullivan.
O'Sullivan, most recently Ottawa's deputy police chief, took over from Sullivan on Monday.
The near-identical names — while it might save taxpayers on stationary — tripped up Justice Minister Rob Nicholson who referred to O'Sullivan as "Ms. Sullivan" five times Wednesday during the announcement.
"I want Ms. Sullivan (sic) to be a champion for victims in this country. We created this post. We want to hear from her and we want to hear the issues that she wants to raise and I think that’s to the credit of this government," Nicholson said. "The appointment of Ms. Sullivan (sic) is one part of the Government of Canada’s ongoing commitment to support victims of crime in this country."
O'Sullivan, a 30-year veteran of the Ottawa Police force, said she's keen to start working with and speaking up for victims of crime.
And she's not afraid of disagreeing with the government, if need be, she said.
"Throughout my career, I have seen firsthand the devastating impact that crime can have on victims and their families. What became clear to me, even though each victim was unique, every victim and every person that we helped shared a common desire and that was to be kept informed and to be heard," she said.
The federal Victims of Crime ombudsman office was created in 2007.
By The O'Sullivan Clan Blog | July 07, 2010 at 04:29 PM EDT | No Comments
Ancestors of James Windsor, Viscount Severn, and Lady Louise Alice Elizabeth Mary Mountbatten Windsor [8th and 9th in Line of Succession to Throne of England] (6 generations)
1. James Windsor, Viscount Severn (2007) and his sister Lady Louise Alice Elizabeth Mary Mountbatten Windsor Born 8 November 2003 Frimley Park Hospital, Surrey
2. Prince Edward of Great Britain and N-Ireland Earl of Wessex, Viscount Severn Born 10 March 1964 Buckingham Palace Married 19 June 1999 Windsor 3. Sophie Rhys-Jones Born 20 January 1965 Nuffield Mat. Home, Oxford
4. Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh Born 10 June 1921 Corfu, Greece Married 20 November 1947 London 5. Elizabeth II Queen of Great Britain and N-Ireland 1952- Born 21 April 1926 London 6. Christopher Rhys-Jones Born 19 June 1930 Married 24 June 1961 7. Mary O'Sullivan Born 1934
8. Prince Andrea of Greece and Denmark Born 2 February 1882 Athens Died 3 December 1944 Monte Carlo Married 7 October 1903 Darmstadt 9. Princess Alice von Battenberg Born 25 February 1885 Windsor Died 5 December 1969 Buckingham Palace 10. George VI King of Great Britain and Ireland 1936-1952 Emperor of India Born 14 December 1895 Sandringham Died 6 February 1952 Sandringham Married 26 April 1923 London 11. Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon Born 4 August 1900 St. Paul's Waldenbury Died 30 March 2002 London 12. Theophilus Rhys-Jones Born 1902 Died 29 December 1959 Married 11 September 1928 13. Margaret Patricia Newall Molesworth Born 17 March 1904 14. Cornelius Thomas O'Sullivan Born 1896 Died 1939 15. Doris Emma Stokes Born 1901 Died 1984
16. Georgios I King of Greece 1863-1913, Prince of Denmark Born 24 December 1845 Copenhagen Died 18 March 1913 Salonika (assassinated) Married 15 October 1867 St.Petersburg
17. Grand Duchess Olga Constantinovna of Russia Born 22 August 1851 Pavlovsk Died 18 June 1926 Rome 18. Prince Louis Alexander von Battenberg 1st Marquess of Milford Haven Born 24 May 1854 Gratz Died 11 September 1921 London Married 30 April 1884 Darmstadt 19. Princess Viktoria von Hessen und bei Rhein Born 5 April 1863 Windsor Died 24 September 1950 London 20. George V King of Great Britain and Ireland 1910-1936 Emperor of India Born 3 June 1865 Marlborough House Died 20 January 1936 Sandringham House Married 6 July 1893 London 21. Princess Mary of Teck Born 26 May 1867 Kensington Palace, London Died 24 March 1953 Marlborough House, London 22. Claude George Bowes-Lyon 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne Viscount Lyon, Baron Glamis Born 14 March 1855 Chelsea, Midx. Died 7 November 1944 Glamis Castle Married 16 July 1881 London 23. Nina Cecilia Cavendish-Bentinck Born 11 September 1862 London Died 23 June 1938 London 24. Theophilus Rhys Jones Born 1871 Died 1953 25. Sarah Margaret Tait Born 1881 Died 1972 26. Lawrence Teesdale Molesworth Born 16 February 1864 Died 1 November 1941 Married 10 October 1893 27. Annie Maria Wallace Bournes Died 25 April 1933 28. Michael O'Sullivan Born 1867 Died 1950 29. Mary Ann O'Connor Born 1865 Died 1940 30. George Frederick Stokes Born 1877 Died 1948 31. Emma Saunders Born 1875 Died 1963
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The Complete Peerage 1936 by H.A.Doubleday & Lord Howard de Walden
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The Lineage and Ancestry of H.R.H. Prince Charles, Prince of Wales Edinburgh, 1977. by Gerald Paget
Les 256 quartiers genealogiques de Jacques Henri VI, chef de la maison de France, 1980. by Charles Vollet
Caroline Louisa Burnaby seize quartiers 2001 by Edward Davies
Europäische Stammtafeln Band II Frank Baron Freytag von Loringhoven 1975 by W. K. Prinz von Isenburg
By The O'Sullivan Clan Blog | May 22, 2010 at 06:38 AM EDT | No Comments
No virus is more feared than Ebola. So scientists were alarmed when a new species of Ebola emerged in Uganda in 2007.
They worried that the Bundibugyo ebolavirus, as it's called after the township in western Uganda where it was discovered, wouldn't be thwarted by the promising experimental vaccines already being developed against other lethal Ebola species.
Scientists can't just keep adding new viral species or strains to vaccines. "Generally the more strains you put into a vaccine, the less likely it will work," says vaccine researcher Nancy Sullivanof the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
But Sullivan and her colleagues have good news. They found that a current experimental vaccine totally protected monkeys against the Bundibugyo bug — even though the new virus wasn't included in the vaccine recipe. Their results appear in the online journalPLoS/Pathogens.
By The O'Sullivan Clan Blog | May 06, 2010 at 04:37 PM EDT | No Comments
Tom Sullivan, the Boston businessman who launched Lumber Liquidators from a West Roxbury warehouse in the mid 1990s, has awarded $100,000 scholarships to 10 high school students who were finalists in a competition that graded them on excellence and promise in the fields of science or technology, his publicist said.
The initial plan was to give a four-year scholarship to one of the 10 finalists on the condition that the winner would pursue science and technology studies in college, but Sullivan decided all 10 finalists were worthy of a full scholarship and surprised the audience by saying there would be no runners-up in this contest, only winners, according to a press release issued by one of his companies.
The award ceremony took place yesterday during the NHA Hydrogen Conference and Expo. One participant in the conference is Proton Energy Systems, which is owned by Sullivan. The company sponsors the Proton Energy Scholarship.
The winners included several students from Connecticut and one from Maine.
“All 10 finalists are truly exceptional individuals, and it was impossible to only give away one $100,000 scholarship, so we awarded all the students the grand prize,” Sullivan said in a statement.
By The O'Sullivan Clan Blog | May 02, 2010 at 04:01 PM EDT | No Comments
Individuals of the O’Sullivan clan have left their indelible mark on the art, music, architecture, language, literature, and politics of the world. Follow their stories by reading the O’Sullivan World Herald (Clan News page) twice a week.
By The O'Sullivan Clan Blog | April 17, 2010 at 09:56 AM EDT | No Comments
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The 11th hole started the wrecking of Tiger Woods' day when his tee shot smacked into the arm of a man named John L. Sullivan.
Sullivan had no clue he'd play a tiny role in the historic and bootylicious return of Woods, but he did. Woods' tee shot hit Sullivan in the left arm, leaving a visible bruise near the biceps and a story to tell his friends back in Pittsburgh. The ball itself ended sitting snuggly next to Sullivan's bag in the rough to the right of the fairway.
Woods approached and decided not to take a drop. Woods' caddy, Steve Williams, told fans to "watch the shadows on his ball" and then rolled his eyes when several people didn't move quickly enough for his liking. After talking to himself for about 15 seconds, Woods took his shot, and a second after the swing there was a strong thud. The ball hit a tree and rolled out onto the fairway. Woods never said a word to Sullivan before or after ball met biceps.
Interestingly, in the very next group, again on 11, Phil Mickelson's shot hit a different fan, also in the arm, right near Sullivan. Mickelson approached the fan, asked if he was OK and handed him a glove.
Besides illustrating the differences between how Woods and Mickelson treat people, the 11th basically ended any chance of Woods making his Masters return even more fascinating than it was. Woods bogeyed 11 just as Mickelson was starting to surge.
By The O'Sullivan Clan Blog | April 16, 2010 at 08:07 AM EDT | No Comments
The iron rule: You must have a sponsor. A young lawyer (later congressman and federal judge) named Abner Mikva went to his Democratic ward committeeman to volunteer in a long-ago election. "Who sent you?" he was asked. "Nobody sent me," Mikva replied. The committeeman, Timothy O'Sullivan, took the cigar out of his mouth and said, "We don't want nobody nobody sent."
By The O'Sullivan Clan Blog | March 13, 2010 at 11:40 AM EST | 3 comments
This is a comprehensive three volume set, representing an entire lifetime of work by the esteemed Irish genealogist, Riobard O'Dwyer. Volume I includes all of the parish records for Adrigole and Allihies; Volume II includes all of the parish records for Bere Island and Eyeries; Volume III includes all of the parish records for Castletownbere and Glengarriff on the peninsula of Beara, each carefully translated and transcribed for posterity. These water stained and sun bleached manuscripts were very close to becoming illegible when Mr. O'Dwyer single handedly saved their precious information for generations to come. The Annals of Beara is, without a doubt, the most important genealogical work of the O'Sullivan family and the other tribes of Beara. A brief history of the O'Sullivan clan written by Gary B. Sullivan is included at the end of Volume III.
Anyone from the Beara peninsula in Cork who is serious about learning his/her roots should obtain a copy of Mr. O'Dwyer's magnum opus. Visit the Annals of Beara on this site page to preview this priceless work.
By The O'Sullivan Clan Blog | March 07, 2010 at 09:45 AM EST | No Comments
After twenty-one years of avid research on the O'Sullivan clan, I still occasionally find something new. This is from The Battle of the Raven's Glen, a ballad that describes O'Sullivan Beare ambushing a force of "Saxons and kerns from the wilds of Duhallow" in the Ballyhoura Mountains between Cork and Limerick.
"Then O'Sullivan burst like the angel of slaughter
On the foe by the current of Geeragh's wild water
And his brave men of Cork and of Kerry's wild regions
Were the rushing destroyers, his death-dealing legions
And onward they rode over traitor and craven
Whose bones long bestrewed the lone Glen of the Raven."
By The O'Sullivan Clan Blog | March 01, 2010 at 03:24 PM EST | No Comments
On March 3, 1887, 6-year-old Helen Keller met her “miracle worker,” Anne Sullivan. Sullivan began teaching Keller, whom had lost her sight and hearing due to a severe childhood illness. Sullivan pioneered touch-learning techniques with Keller, and they worked well — so well that Keller graduated from college with honors and became an international lecturer. Sullivan remained Keller’s interpreter and constant companion until her death.
By The O'Sullivan Clan Blog | February 28, 2010 at 10:39 PM EST | No Comments
February 28, 2010
The publication of the three volume set, Annals of Beara, is near completion. Riobard O'Dwyer, N.T. deserves the gratitude of all O'Sullivans for his life's work. On behalf of the clan, THANK YOU RIOBARD!