Volunteer Lieutenant James Sullivan or O’Sullivan

 

Volunteer Lieutenant James Sullivan or O’Sullivan (aged about 33) of Kilmeen, Clonakilty (Kilmichael ambush)

Date of incident: 28 Nov. 1920

Sources: II, 30 Nov. 1921; Patrick O’Brien’s WS 812, 14-17 (BMH); Timothy Keohane’s WS 1295, 5-7 (BMH); Michael O’Driscoll’s WS 1297, 4-5 (BMH); Edward Young’s WS 1402, 13-16 (BMH); Cornelius Kelleher’s WS 1654, 10-11 (BMH); Rebel Cork’s FS, 207; Barry (1949, 1989), 44-46, 236; Deasy (1973), 172, 176-77, 322; Last Post (1976), 76; Abbott (2000), 159; Kautt (2010), 99-118; Sheehan (2011), 14, 30, 121, 146; Ó hÉalaithe (2014), 273; Murphy (2014), 65-156; Castletown-Kinneigh Graveyard Monument.  

 

Note: O’Sullivan was one of the three Volunteers killed or mortally wounded at Kilmichael. In 1911 he was one of the nine living children (thirteen born) of the Knockeenadallane (Kilmeen) farmer Eugene O’Sullivan and his wife Ellen. Three of their sons (including James, then aged 24) and two of their daughters co-resided with their parents in that year. 


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