THEY TAPPED ER LIGHT IN
DOUBLIN GULCH, BUTTE
Thousands of relations from the
Western and Northern parishes
of the Beara Peninsula of West
Cork went to Butte, Montana.
Grand Uncle Black Jim Sullivan
ran a saloon on the Anaconda Road
in "Doublin Gulch".
4 Sullivan brothers from Inchinteskin
went to Butte: Mike, Black Jim , Black
Tim and Johnny.
Grandmother Julia Harrington
Sullivan, widow of my grandfather
Michael J Sullivan, ran a boarding
house across from Black Jim's saloon.
Grandfather Mike died in the Rhyolite
Nevada gold camp.
Julia's father, my great grandfather
Sean Harrington A Buaile ( Sean of the
Field) Julia and her brothers John
Dan, Jeremiah all went to Butte from
Allihies mines, Beara.
Grandmother Julia brought her 4
surviving children back to Beara in
1913. They went to my grand uncle
and her uncle, Paddy Owen O Sullivan
Sounish's farm in Killaugh.
My father Joe, went to the farm of
his aging grandparents Sean Mhichil Anna
O Sullivan and Johanna O Sullivan Shearhig
Grand Uncle Black Jim returned in 1917.