Garryowen O'Sullivan, explorer and guide, in the canyon lands of southern Utah, USA
Donal Mor Connor O'Sullivan MacCragh at the Irish Embassy, Tallinn, Estonia, May, 2013.
Caroline O'Sullivan Schuster (clan member)
Anna Rose O'Sullivan (center), UK Ballet Champion
With poise, grace, and no noticeable nervous wobbles, the finalists of the Young British Dancer of the Year award lined up after performing at the Royal Opera House on March 19, 2011. Anna Rose O'Sullivan, aged 16, was named as the winner after competing over the past two months against more than 100 of the most talented British dancers, aged 15 to 17, from across the UK. Anna Rose performed from the classical ballet repertoire, in front of a judging panel chaired by Manuel Legris, who was formerly étoile of the paris Opera Ballet and now works as artistic director of the Vienna State Opera Ballet. The artform has been experiencing a recent revival, with Natalie Portman taking an Oscar for her performance in Black Swan this year.
“Miracle Detectives,” which airs on Oprah's new network, features two investigators, Randall Sullivan and Indre Viskontas, searching for answers to explain events that have been dubbed miracles from the Lord.
A brave Newmarket Garda who rushed into a burning cottage and rescued an 86 year-old man in Rockchapel in February 2010, has been honored by the Community Alert association.Paddy Carroll ( center left) chairman of Rockchapel Community Alert makes the presentation to Garda Michael O'Sullivan; also present were Sergeant Dan Murphy and members of Rockchapel Community Alert. Photo by Eileen O Connor.
Singer, Actor, Author, Writer, and Producer, Tom Sullivan is an excellent golfer, a marathon runner, an avid snow skier and an Olympic class wrestler. He's also been blind since birth. Tom Sullivan gained notoriety as a recording artist, made guest appearances on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show, performed at the '76 Super Bowl and went on to star in television sit-coms such as Mork & Mindy, WKRP in Cincinnati, Designing Women, Fame and Highway to Heaven. He has also been a special correspondent for ABC's Good Morning America. Mr. Sullivan has authored nine books and "If You Could See What I Hear," a biography of his life, was made into major motion picture. His latest title, Adventures in Darkness, is about his determination to realize his dreams of a "normal" life.
O'Sullivan's Cascade, County Kerry
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Taoiseach of the Ó Súilleabháin Clann of Munster with James O'Sullivan, Past Chief of the Ó Súilleabháin Beare Sept, on his boat on Bantry Bay, 1997.
This CARVED MONOLITH is one of the massive carved kerbstones surrounding the huge passage-grave of Newgrange, County Meath. This construction is the largest passage-grave in the world. The single passage at Newgrange (which name comes from the Irish "An Uamh Greine", meaning "The Cave of of the Sun") is aligned towards the Midwinter Sunrise. The central line on this carved stone is exactly in line with this sunrise alignment, but at the back of the mound, on the opposite side to the entranceway. A mid-Winter Solstice sunbeam passes at dawn into this ancient Sun Temple.
Patricia O'Sullivan, World War II Spy
MAY 1944. It was a few short weeks to D-Day. A young woman was stopped by German soldiers at a checkpoint near Limoges in France. In the heart-stopping minutes that followed she contrived to chat to each soldier alone as they checked her papers. She flirted outrageously and, as she cycled away, both Germans believed that they had secured a date for that evening. According to her papers, this woman was a French citizen. In reality, the suitcase on her bicycle held a wireless set. She was Patricia O’Sullivan, born in Dublin and, in 1944, working for the British government’s Special Operations Executive (SOE) with the Resistance in occupied France.
Dunderry Castle, Christmas 2009
Seventy-one-year-old Jack Sullivan is living proof to many Catholics -- and to the Vatican -- that miracles happen. It is Sullivan's miraculous healing from major back surgery in 2001 on which the Vatican has based its beatification of Cardinal John Henry Newman, a 19th century English cleric.
Sarah Sullivan, Muslim
Sarah Sullivan, religious studies senior, was raised in a conservative, Southern Baptist family. In high school she was known by her peers as a strong Christian leader. The process of Sullivan’s religious conversion began with a conversation she had with a Muslim friend during an idle night on campus, she said.
J.R. Sullivan, Student at Kylemore Abbey
O'Sullivan Tartan at the Races! Paul Theobald, whose mother was an O'Sullivan, chose the O'Sullivan MacCragh tartan to be his official jockey colors. In this photo his jockey is riding Chronic, which recently placed next to Hussmania at the Golden West Race Club in New South Wales, Australia.
Clarke Sullivan, 37, is the United States Olympic Ski Team's wax technician. Races can be won or lost as a result of Clarke's work.
Ten-year-old twins Brian Thomas Sullivan (left) and Kevin James Sullivan from Islington, London, carry their luggage to the boat train at Liverpool Street station bound for Auckland, New Zealand, under the Child Migrant programme. Photograph: AP
by Owen Bowcott from The Guardian
The philanthropists who sent Britain's "orphans" thousands of miles overseas to farms in Australia and Canada believed they were performing a charitable deed. Between the 1920s and the 1960s as many as 150,000 young childrenwere dispatched to institutions and foster homes abroad so that they might begin happier lives in the under-populated Commonwealth. Charities including Barnardo's, the Catholic Church and local authorities helped organize the emigration of youngsters aged between three and 14. So the children could make a clean start, they were usually told their parents had died. In reality, many were children of single mothers who had been forced to give them up for adoption in an era when their solitary status constituted a grave social stigma. The fresh beginning the children were promised degenerated into years of servitude and hard labour on remote farms and at state orphanages. They were often subjected to physical and sexual abuse, separated from their siblings and taunted for being "the sons of whores". The official Child Migrants Programme, which ended 40 years ago, ruined the lives of the most vulnerable. It has taken decades for the harm and emotional damage to be acknowledged. Gordon Brown's apology, coming several months after the Australian Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, performed a similar act of public atonement, is intended to help the process of healing for survivors. Last November Rudd, speaking to a gathering of 1,000 victims known as the "Forgotten Australians" in Canberra, declared: "We are sorry. Sorry that as children you were taken from your families and placed in institutions where so often you were abused. "Sorry for the physical suffering, the emotional starvation and the cold absence of love, of tenderness, of care. Sorry for the tragedy – the absolute tragedy – of childhoods lost." It was "an ugly story" and a "great evil" had been done, Rudd admitted. He hoped the national apology would become "a turning point in our nation's story". Marcelle O'Brien was four when she was sent to Australia. Now aged 65, she was born in Worthing, West Sussex, and had lived with a loving foster family since she was 13 months old. Nonetheless she was transported to Pinjarra, western Australia, where she was placed at Fairbridge Farm School, about 50 miles from Perth. "I was neglected and abused in a harsh institution when I had the option of love and a family life with my foster mother in England," O'Brien said. "I lost my whole childhood and with it my sense of hope and joy."
At Fairbridge, life was cruel and brutal, she said. Children had no shoes or coats and were physically, mentally and sexually abused. "The best way to warm our feet was to tread in a fresh cow pat." Girls carried out domestic chores while boys did farm work. They were not allowed to mix and siblings were banned from speaking, she said. When she turned 16, O'Brien was forced into domestic service looking after a baby and was very lonely. O'Brien, now a great-grandmother, was finally reunited with her mother Kitty eight years ago with the help of the Child Migrants Trust (CMT). "I just held her in my arms, and perhaps a little of the hurt began to melt away. My mother was then quite frail and I didn't have her for very long, but now I have an identity and that can never be taken from me again."
Another of those sent overseas was Tony Costa, 68, from Islington, London. He is still haunted by experiences at Bindoon Boys Town, a Christian Brothers institution near Perth. "I still wake during the night in a cold sweat, in a state of night terror featuring the monsters of my childhood – though it was never any kind of childhood," he said. "I vividly recall crying myself to sleep, pleading with God to save me from the torment of my life every day. Desperately trying to understand what crime I had committed to warrant such a heinous punishment as to be incarcerated at Bindoon." His mother had given him to nuns to look after. He grew up believing he was an orphan. By the time the CMT was able to retrieve his papers from the church, his mother had died. Costa, who went on to become mayor of the western Australian town of Subiaco, said: "At Bindoon ... there were endless tasks: mixing cement, making bricks, carting them up the ramp without any safety measures, no shoes so whenever you dropped a brick it would land on your bare feet.
"It was severe child labour, exploitation of the worst kind, all being done to 'the glory of God' which was little comfort for starved and beaten young boys. The brothers acted like overseers on a chain gang, shouting and whipping us if we fell behind." Ian Thwaites from the Child Migrant Trust said it was "still very difficult to accept the full extent of what happened". The issue of compensation was up to the child migrants themselves to consider, he added. The chief executive of Barnardo's, Martin Narey, told BBC radio: "If individuals in Australia think we can help and do anything to put right the hurt or distress that has been caused, I urge them to contact me personally."
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Dedicated to the Berehaven Battalion
Photo by Lisa O'Sullivan
Rest in Peace our Fallen Brothers
Custer's Last Stand
Sullivan Blood was Spilled at Little Big Horn
The Battle of Little Bighorn, also known as Custer’s Last Stand and, by the Native Americans involved, the Battle of the Greasy Grass, was an armed engagement between combined forces of Lakota, Northern Cheyenne and Arapaho people against the 7th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army. It occurred on June 25 and June 26, 1876, near the Little Bighorn River in eastern Montana Territory, near what is now Crow Agency, Montana.
The battle was the most famous action of the Great Sioux War of 1876–77 (also known as the Black Hills War). It was an overwhelming victory for the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho, led by several major war leaders, including Crazy Horse and Gall, inspired by the visions of Sitting Bull (Tȟatȟáŋka Íyotake). The U.S. Seventh Cavalry, including the Custer Battalion, a force of 700 men led by George Armstrong Custer, suffered a severe defeat. Five of the Seventh's companies were annihilated; Custer was killed, as were two of his brothers, a nephew, and a brother-in-law. Total U.S. deaths were 268, including scouts, and 55 were wounded. One of the men killed was Private John Sullivan of Company A.