[Fr.] Eugene Sheehy
1841-1917; b. Broadford, Co. Limerick; br. David Sheehy, MP; ed. Mungret
College, and Irish College, Paris; ord. 1868; priest at Kilmallock, co.
Limerick, 1868-84; president of local Land League branch, being called
The Land League Priest; imprisoned, 1881; eccles. adminstrator in Bruree, 1884-86;
Parish Priest, 1886-1909, when Eamon de Valera numbered among his altar-boys; organised
a boycott of the Gubbins family of landlords on account of evictions; moved to Dublin
on resignation and was friendly with IRB leaders; visited America for
Supreme Council of the IRB, 1910; gave spiritual aid to the Volunteers in the GPO during the 1916 Rising.
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Namesake: a nephew, son of David Sheehy, was a contemporary of James Joyce's and was named Eugene after him [infra].