Edward Daly O’Sullivan (b. 1919)
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Edward Daly O’Sullivan (b. 1919)


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Track 1: Edward Daly O’Sullivan recalls his early memories of life in Limerick city where his father, James O’Sullivan, was the manager of the Bakehouse. He describes his father’s background. The prison sentences served by his uncle, John Daly, and his brother-in-law Thomas Clarke, in Fenian times, are recalled. Track 2: The involvement of his father in the funeral of O’Donovan Rossa in 1915 is described, as is his mother Laura Daly’s journey to Dublin in the immediate aftermath of the surrender in 1916. The harassment of the Daly family by the Black and Tans in Limerick is also recalled. Track 3: The eldest Daly sister, Madge, the business woman of the family who supported her uncle, John Daly, is recalled. Edward also recalled his childhood and youth shared with the Clarke children in Limerick, and the strong republican beliefs of his parents. Track 4: Edward Daly O’Sullivan discusses his own working life and the support given to him by his aunt, Madge Daly, in his business affairs. Track 5: As young men, Edward and his brother, Seán, joined the IRA because of their strong republican background. This, and their later leaving of the organisation, is discussed. Edward further discusses the monument at Sarsfield Bridge in Limerick and explains its importance to him. His mother’s views on P. H. Pearse are detailed and his visits to the Mansion House in Dublin, during the tenure of his aunt, Kathleen Clarke, as Lord Mayor, are remembered. Track 6: The family memorabilia is described and its importance to the family is emphasised.

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Disk, MP3

Audio series:

The 1916 Rising Oral History Collections


128 kbps

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48 hours

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6.24 MB, 6.81 MB, 14.00 MB, 4.34 MB, 9.76 MB, 3.19 MB

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O’Sullivan, James and the Daly Sisters (Interviewee’s father and aunts)

Recorded by:

Richard Mulcahy