John Finbarr O'Sullivan

John Finbarr O'Sullivan
O'Sullivan Family

John Finbarr O’Sullivan was born in Gortamora, Ballinakilla, Bere Island, the son of James O’Sullivan (Barrule) and Elizabeth Harrington.  John and his wife Gertie and family lived in Castletownbere where he taught at Beara Community School.   John passed away in 2017, but over the years shared stories of his family’s history with Bere Island Projects Group and the Bere Island Heritage Centre.

Here he recounts the story of his ancestors, Curly and Mary Sullivan, John Harrington, Jim Harrington, Tim Harrington and John H Sullivan who would become a US Senator.

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