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Tracton's Forgotten Hero to be Remembered

On Saturday July 6th at 2pm – a dedication ceremony will be held in the Churchyard at Nohoval COI for a new headstone erected to John Sullivan.

Sullivan was a native of Bantry who served in the Royal Navy. He married Mary Anne Mulvill from Tracton.

He was awarded the Victoria Cross for courage under fire during the Crimean War, on April 10th 1855.

He retired and died at a farm at Ballindeasig, Nohoval in 1884 and was buried in an unmarked grave in the churchyard.


Prayers at the dedication will be said by Rev. James Power – the new Rector of Nohoval - and Canon George Murphy P.E. Tracton.

Cork Branch of the Royal British Legion and the Organisation of National Ex- Servicemen of the Irish Defence Forces will render military honours.


As John Sullivan was also awarded the Legion d’Honneur – France’s highest honour, M. Josselin Le Gall, Honorary French Consul based at Cork, will be present and will lay flowers.


As part of the event, a talk will be given on John Sullivan’s life and career by Fergal Browne

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