https://durrushistory.wordpress.com/2013/12/29/foundation-of-aer-lingus-1934-jj-oleary-sean-o-h-udhaigh-and-colonel-charles-russell/

https://durrushistory.wordpress.com/2013/12/29/foundation-of-aer-lingus-1934-jj-oleary-sean-o-h-udhaigh-and-colonel-charles-russell/

https://durrushistory.wordpress.com/2014/01/13/forgotten-contributions-john-byrne-and-young-opw-architects-in-1937-dublin-airport-terminal-j-j-oleary-co-founder-of-aer-lingus-grandfather-of-european-low-cost-aviation-ryanair-gpa-aircraft/

https://durrushistory.wordpress.com/2011/10/28/j-j-oleary-businessman-dublin/

The Hurley family have a long lineage in Ballycomane, Durrus,  they had a large farm pre 1780 there when the Vickery family moved in.  There was a a marriage between John Vickery and Hanora Hurley around the same time so there may be a connection there.   In the 1870s elements of the family were active in East London with Dukelows and Swantons in Fenian activities and there is a connection with Michael Collins who lodged with one of their associates when he came to work in London.

One of the Hurleys was active in Home Rule Politics in the 1890s and was later involved with the County Council.

Sean Hurley may have been associated in Dublin with JJ O’Leary also from Cork, and be one of the pioneers of Aer Lingus