Owen O'Shea: Author, Historian, Researcher

Owen O'Shea

Author, Historian, Researcher of Irish Politics and Irish History

Member of Irish Association of Professional Historians

Member of Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society

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When the Free State army turned on their own: the murder of Private Daniel Sugrue in 1923

Daniel Sugrue was a man of divided loyalties. Like so many who felt compelled to join the Free State Army, whether through political conviction, military experience or financial necessity, Sugrue enlisted in October 1922. A tailor from Dominick Street in Tralee, and later living at Brewery Lane in Killarney, he became the tailor for the Free State Army garrison in Killarney, which was based at the Great Southern Hotel. Daniel’s wife, Mary, believed that her

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Occasional meanderings and insights into Kerry’s past with a focus on electioneering, election results, key political figures, political culture, and the dramatic ups and downs of politics in the county over the past century.