Feb 25 2012

Sean T O’Kelly connection

Published by at 1:36 pm under News

Sean T O’Kelly was the second President of Ireland. He was a member of Dail Eireann from 1918 until his election as President. During this time he served as Minister for Local Government (1932–1939) and Minister for Finance (1939–1945). He was born in 55 Wellington Street in the north inner city. He was educated at the nearby Richmond Street Irish Christian Brothers School. Sean T O’Kelly was the first Irish President to visit the United States. He died on 23 November 1966, at the age of 84, fifty years after the Easter Rising that first brought him to prominence and he is buried in Glasnevin Cemetery. Liam O’Kelly formely from Killala Road in Cabra West is a direct descendant of Sean T, so Cabra West can in some little way make claim on this great man who served his country with such great pride and honour.

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