The man who raised the tricolour over the G.P.O. in 1916

Gearóid O’Sullivan, or O’Súilleaváin (28 Jan 1891 - 25 Mar 1948)

He raised the tricolour over the G.P.O. in Easter Week 1916. O'Sullivan was an Irish teacher, an Irish language scholar, a high ranking army officer, a barrister, and a T.D. from 1927 to 1937. At the age of 25, he was present in the G.P.O, as aide-de-camp to Sean MacDermott.

There are a number of stories on this website examining certain aspects of the life of Gearóid O’Sullivan.  As historians we examine newspaper articles, witness statements and military archives to understand Gearóid's involvement in 1916 Rising Commemoration Ceremonies, his service as a politician and his application for a military pension based on his service during the rising and therafter.