Donall O’Sullivan-Beare

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Life
1560-1618 [Domhnaill Cam Ó Súilliobháin Beara]; Chief of the O’Sullivans of Beare, Co Cork; failed in gallant attempt to hold Dunboy Castle, 1601; hid in the glens of Cork and Kerry after the fall of Dunboy; set out for for Ulster from Glengarriff, 31 Dec 1602 with 400 soldiers and 600 women, children and servants of whom 35 reached safety with O’Rourke of Breffni [Breffny] in Leitrim Castle;
 
he sailed for Spain with wife and children, 1603 - viz., Flight of the Earls, arriving in Galicia with hundreds of followers; gave his patronage to the Irish College of Santiago de Compostella; created Knight of Order of St. Iago and Earl of Berehaven by Philip III; reputedly killed by John Bathe, an Anglo-Irish refugee, in Madrid. DIW

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Criticism
R. B. Breatnach, Donal O'Sullivan Beare to King Philip III, 20th February, 1602 [from Éigse ] (Dublin: Colm O Lochlainn 1952), 314-26pp.; A. Gwynn, ed., ‘Vindiciae Hiberniae', in Analecta Hibernica , 6 (1934); Peter Somerville-Large, From Bantry Bay to Leitrim: a Journey in Search of O'Sullivane Beare (London: Gollancz 1974); Patricia O’Connell, The Irish College at Santiago de Compostela, 1605-1769 (Dublin: Four Courts Press 2007); Nollaig Ó Muraile, Turas na dTaoisearch nUltach as Éirinn: from Rath Maoláin to Rome (Pontifical Irish College; distrib. Four Courts 2007), 690pp. [both reviewed in Books Ireland, April 2008.]

See also New History of Ireland , Vol. III, and Michael J. Carroll, March into Oblivion (Studio Publ. 2002), 188pp., a novel [O'Sulivan Bere after Kinsale].

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References
Library catalogues: University of Ulster Library contains a biography [query title].

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Notes
Assassinated? See allusions in Standish O’Grady’s Ulrick the Ready (1899), where the assassination is hinted at as the work of Carew in a final scene.

Santiago: Irish College, Santiago de Compostella was estab. with twelve students under patronage of Domhnaill Cam Ó Súilliobháin Beara; taken over by the Jesuits; closed in 1769.

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