The Land League Priest. Studied for the priesthood in Paris. Friend of Michael Davit and Charles Stewart Parnell. Was in the GPO at the Rising 1916, giving help to the activists.
"He grew up in terrible times and his earliest memories must have been bitter ones indeed. His child's eyes saw the horrors of the great Famine, saw the mud-walled cabins crumbling under the blows of the crowbar brigades, saw their hapless inmates flying hopeless and hungry to the ports where the coffin ships waited to waft them to strange shores and more often in watery graves. No wonder he was to prove himself in after years the moral enemy of the system that was responsible for such misery and suffering. " 
Rev Eugene Sheehy, 74 yrs, parish priest died 15 July 1917 at 3 Chelmsford rd, brother David Sheehy present at death. 
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