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Donal O'Sullivan burial
« on: Sunday 26 November 17 05:34 GMT (UK) »
Hi, I am going to Spain LaCoruna to photograph the burial monument of Donal O'Sullivan.
He  apparently has his remains in a chapel called 3 Maria's in La Coruna after being murdered in Madrid.
Can someone please tell me where his remains are located or where the 3 Maria's chapel is located in la Coruna.?
Thanks so much
Tony Thomas
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Re: Donal O'Sullivan burial
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 26 November 17 10:32 GMT (UK) »

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Re: Donal O'Sullivan burial
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 26 November 17 11:05 GMT (UK) »
Is this the battle of Kinsale, Donal O'Sullivan 1581 to 1618?
If so there was a documentary a while back and if I remember correctly the memorial is on a wall between some buildings pretty much forgotten and difficult to find.

Might have been this I saw the memorial on.
https://presspack.rte.ie/2013/07/14/great-irish-journeys/

It's on the RTE Player but I don't have time to watch it just now.

If it's the correct Donal I'll have a look later.

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Re: Donal O'Sullivan burial
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 26 November 17 13:06 GMT (UK) »
Watched just the end of that program and I don't think it's the correct one.
However on this site https://businessandfinance.com/a-coruna-connections/ it says he attended church in Santa Maria del Campo

This person is looking for his grave in Madrid
http://www-leland.stanford.edu/~meehan/sullivan/july98.html

This is bugging me, I clearly remember watching someone finding a memorial on a wall in a tiny yard, they were giving out that it would be lost forever if not taken care of, perhaps I'm wrong and it wasn't for Donal but someone else.

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Re: Donal O'Sullivan burial
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 26 November 17 19:09 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for your help.
It is the correct Donal and I am amazed that it is so elusive.
Will spend a couple of days in LaCoruna so will get a photo and post if I find it.
Tony

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Re: Donal O'Sullivan burial
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 26 November 17 19:24 GMT (UK) »
Wonder if there's a local tourist board that can help?
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Re: Donal O'Sullivan burial
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 26 November 17 20:10 GMT (UK) »
Yes there is and its very close to the building/church where the plaque would be but they do not answer emails in english or spanish.
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Re: Donal O'Sullivan burial
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 26 November 17 20:19 GMT (UK) »
Some nice bits of info here
https://offalyhistoryblog.wordpress.com/2017/09/02/the-osullivans-in-santiago-de-compostela-by-elias-cueto/#more-3299
but of possibly more interest is the new research it mentions which will be published in English.

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Re: Donal O'Sullivan burial
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 26 November 17 20:54 GMT (UK) »
The expert in the Evelyn O'Rourke documentary (that wasn't the one I was looking for) about the Spanish part of Donal's life was Dr. Hiram Morgan, perhaps he would know.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiram_Morgan