33. DD Sheehan

Daniel Desmond Sheehan was born in Knockardrahan, near Kanturk in the year 1874 . His father was a small tenant farmer and the family was evicted
from their farm in 1880, an event which had a huge influence on DD’s life . The family then came to live in Percival St in Kanturk and from that family of three boys and one girl ,DD rose to make a considerable
mark on local and National politics ….

He became a teacher, a journalist,a member of the British Parliament from1901 to 1918 , a barrister and a soldier.He was a huge champion of the Irish Labourer and his greatest achievement was in having 40,000 labourers cottages built to replace the mud cabins used by the poor of the countryside .These were afterward known as Sheehan Cottages…..