From Diaries of Ireland, an anthology, 1590-1987, Meliosina Lenox-Conyngham, Lippiput 1998.
Ó Súilleabhaín 1790-1837 was a Merchant in Co. Kilkenny, he was from Kerry where his father was a hedge school master as was Amhloiimh for a period. For many years he kept a diary in Irish, this is an extract on the election of Daniel O’Connell.
Tuesday 8th July 1828.
…Every window in town was filled with candles all a-light in honour of Daniel O’Connell who was elected in Clare County to be a member of the London Parliament.