Descendants of warrior chieftains who fought for their freedom and independence in the teeth of invasion and oppression, the Sullivans and their namesakes the O’Sullivans have roots that lie deep in the ancient soil of Ireland.
They now flourish at an international level through a diverse range of endeavours and pursuits.
In the world of entertainment, Ed Sullivan was the iconic American television host, born in 1901 and who died in 1974, whose Ed Sullivan Show became a ‘must watch’ for millions of American television viewers, particularly throughout the 1950s and 1960s.
Born in 1911, Maureen O’Sullivan was the star of the silver screen whose first movie was the 1930 Song o’ My Heart, starring the Irish tenor John McCormack, while other film credits include A Connecticut Yankee, The Barretts of Wimpole Street and, twelve years before her death in 1998, Peggy Sue Got Married.
The colourful and gripping saga of the Sullivans/O’Sullivans is presented here.