Sean O'D. & K. Boland 1923

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A very different couple today, wearing rather more clothes – and very smart clothes they are too. Introducing Seán O'Donovan and Kathleen Boland O'Donovan...

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Photographer: Unknown

Collection: Sheehy Skeffington Photographic Collection

Date: 1923


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    O Mac

    • 05/Jul/2019 08:17:21

    Sean O D, besides the politics, was also a veterinarian which might explain the fur coat.

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    National Library of Ireland on The Commons

    • 05/Jul/2019 08:28:31[email protected] “besides the politics”??

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    Niall McAuley

    • 05/Jul/2019 09:28:08

    From storiesfrom1916 dot com Kathleen followed in her brother’s footsteps, and went to America along with Hannah Sheehy-Skeffington to fundraise for the Prisoner’s Dependents Fund. After over a year there and in Canada she returned. The statement Kathleen Boland gave to the Bureau of Military History ends with the line “I got married then.” She had made her contribution to the Independence struggle, and settled into married life in a house on the Clontarf Road.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 05/Jul/2019 09:37:37

    O'Donovan at wikipedia

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    Niall McAuley

    • 05/Jul/2019 09:50:48

    I don't see any record of them marrying at irishgenealogy, perhaps they travelled to Rome or somesuch?

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    O Mac

    • 05/Jul/2019 10:20:46[email protected]/ Sean O Donovan was a Fianna Fail senator for zonks.

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    • 05/Jul/2019 14:24:22

    This is Kathleen Boland's BMH statement referred to by [] above.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 06/Jul/2019 15:32:54

    Harry Boland died in August 1922. Kathleen states at the BMH that after his death she toured the Sates for 14 months, so at least October 1923. She got married when she returned, so late 1923. This photo is 1923, so I think it is around the time of her wedding.

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    Niall McAuley

    • 06/Jul/2019 15:45:04

    Here is the registrar's record of Kathleen's death in 1954, aged 63, Sean O'Donovan, Senator, present at death. Their address was "St. Michaels", 315 Clontarf Road, the redbrick house in this Streetview.