Sinéad O’Connor

by andrew on September 30, 2014

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Birth Name: Sinéad Marie Bernadette O’Connor

Place of Birth: Glenageary, County Dublin, Ireland

Date of Birth: 8 December, 1966

Ethnicity: Irish

Sinéad O’Connor is an Irish singer and songwriter. She achieved worldwide success in 1990 with an arrangement of Prince’s song “Nothing Compares 2 U”.

Sinéad is the daughter of Johanna Marie O’Grady and Sean O’Connor (born John Oliver O’Connor). Her brother, Joseph O’Connor, is a successful novelist.

Sinéad is married to therapist Barry Herridge. She has a son with her former husband, record producer John Reynolds; a daughter with her former partner, journalist John Waters; a son with her former partner, musician Donal Lunny; and a son with her former partner, Frank Bonadio.

Sinéad’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her fifth great-grandfather, James O’Connor.

Sinéad’s paternal grandfather was Thomas O’Connor (the son of William O’Connor and Margaret McDonnell). William was the son of Thomas O’Connor and Mary “Polly” Gavin. Margaret was the daughter of Bartholomew McDonnell and Margaret Carroll.

Sinéad’s paternal grandmother was Ellen “Nellie” O’Neill (the daughter of John Joseph O’Neill and Ellen Howlett). John was the son of William O’Neill and Catherine Devereux. The surname Devereux is of Norman French origin. Ellen was the daughter of William Howlett and Mary Newman. The surnames Howlett and Newman are of English origins.

Sinéad’s maternal grandfather was Patrick O’Grady (also known as Seán O’Grady, the son of Thomas O’Grady).

Sinéad’s maternal grandmother was Kathleen “Kit/Kitty” Roche (the daughter of Matthew Roach, later Roche, and of Johanna Kehoe). Matthew was the son of Matthew Roche and Catherine Alyward. Johanna was the daughter of Patrick Kehoe and Jane Duff.

Sources: Genealogy of Sinéad O’Connor – https://www.geni.com

Birth record of Sinéad’s father – http://digital.libraries.dublincity.ie

Marriage record of Sinéad’s paternal grandparents, Thomas O’Connor and Ellen O’Neill – https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie

Birth record of Sinéad’s paternal grandfather, Thomas O’Connor – https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie

Sinéad’s paternal grandfather, Thomas O’Connor, on the 1911 Irish Census – http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie

Marriage record of Sinéad’s paternal great-grandparents, William O’Connor and Margaret McDonnell – https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie

Birth record of Sinéad’s paternal great-grandfather, William O’Connor – https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie

Marriage record of Sinéad’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Thomas O’Connor and Mary Gavin – http://digital.libraries.dublincity.ie

Birth record of Sinéad’s paternal great-grandmother, Margaret McDonnell – https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie

Marriage record of Sinéad’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Bartholomew McDonnell and Margaret Carroll – http://digital.libraries.dublincity.ie

Birth record of Sinéad’s paternal grandmother, Ellen O’Neill – https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie

Sinéad’s paternal grandmother, Ellen O’Neill, on the 1911 Irish Census – http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie

Marriage record of Sinéad’s paternal great-grandparents, John Joseph O’Neill and Ellen Howlett – https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie

Birth record of Sinéad’s paternal great-grandfather, John Joseph O’Neill – https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie

Marriage record of Sinéad’s paternal great-great-grandparents, William O’Neil and Catherine Devereux – http://digital.libraries.dublincity.ie

Birth record of Sinéad’s paternal great-grandmother, Ellen Howlett – https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie

Marriage record of Sinéad’s paternal great-great-grandparents, William Howlett and Mary Newman – http://digital.libraries.dublincity.ie

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neiltennant May 4, 2016 at 8:17 am

Im not sure but there are a lot of spanish women who look like her

most people think that all SPANISH PEOPLE are dark

but there are a lot of women in spain with that look

savanna May 2, 2016 at 8:40 pm

Sinead is the daughter of Marie and Sean O’Connor.

http://exclaim.ca/music/article/sinead_oconnor-nothing_compares_2_her

savanna May 2, 2016 at 8:49 pm

Correction: Sean O’Connor and Marie O’Grady

http://www.josephoconnorauthor.com/about-long.html

Manila April 22, 2018 at 12:14 am

Seán’s birth name is John Oliver O’Connor. Marie’s first name is Johanna.

Sinéad is married to therapist Barry Herridge. She was previously married to record producer John Reynolds, until their divorce; to British journalist Nick Sommerlad, until their divorce; to Australian musician Stephen “Steve” Cooney, until their divorce. Sinéad and John has a son. Sinéad also has a daughter with her ex-partner, journalist John Waters; a son with her ex-partner, musician Dónal Lunny; and a son with her ex-partner, Frank Bonadio.

Sinéad’s patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her fifth great-grandfather, James O’Connor.

Sinéad’s paternal grandfather was Thomas O’Connor (the son of William O’Connor and Margaret McDonnell). William was the son of Thomas O’Connor and Mary “Polly” Gavin. Margaret was the daughter of Bartholomew McDonnell and Margaret Carroll.

Sinéad’s paternal grandmother was Ellen “Nellie” O’Neill (the daughter of John Joseph O’Neill and Ellen Howlett). John was the son of William O’Neill and Catherine Devereux. The surname Devereux is of Norman French origin. Ellen was the daughter of William Howlett and Mary Newman. The surnames Howlett and Newman are of English origins.

Sinéad’s maternal grandfather was Patrick O’Grady (also known as Seán O’Grady, the son of Thomas O’Grady).

Sinéad’s maternal grandmother was Kathleen “Kit/Kitty” Roche (the daughter of Matthew Roach, later Roche, and of Johanna Kehoe). Matthew was the son of Matthew Roche and Catherine Alyward. Johanna was the daughter of Patrick Kehoe and Jane Duff.

Genealogy of Sinéad O’Connor – https://www.geni.com/people/private/6000000022512217849

Birth record of Sinéad’s father – http://digital.libraries.dublincity.ie/vital/access/manager/Repository/vital:46284?query=Birth&root=vital%3A46258

Marriage record of Sinéad’s paternal grandparents, Thomas O’Connor and Ellen O’Neill – https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_returns/marriages_1928/09085/5286557.pdf

Birth record of Sinéad’s paternal grandfather, Thomas O’Connor – https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1904/01840/1718218.pdf

Sinéad’s paternal grandfather, Thomas O’Connor, on the 1911 Irish Census – http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Dublin/Usher_s_Quay/Bridge_Street__Upper/62789/

Marriage record of Sinéad’s paternal great-grandparents, William O’Connor and Margaret McDonnell – https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_returns/marriages_1898/10406/5789561.pdf

Birth record of Sinéad’s paternal great-grandfather, William O’Connor – https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1875/03104/2138115.pdf

Marriage records of Sinéad’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Thomas O’Connor and Mary Gavin – http://digital.libraries.dublincity.ie/vital/access/manager/Repository/vital:46305?query=O%27Connor&root=vital%3A46261

Birth record of Sinéad’s paternal great-grandmother, Margaret McDonnell – https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1879/02920/2069922.pdf

Marriage record of Sinéad’s paternal great-great-grandparents, Bartholomew McDonnell and Margaret Carroll – http://digital.libraries.dublincity.ie/vital/access/manager/Repository/vital:46308?query=Bartholomew+McDonnell&root=vital%3A46261

Birth record of Sinéad’s paternal grandmother, Ellen O’Neill – https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1904/01840/1718167.pdf

Sinéad’s paternal grandmother, Ellen O’Neill, on the 1911 Irish Census – http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Dublin/Merchant_s_Quay/Francis_St__/70805/

Marriage record of Sinéad’s paternal great-grandparents, John Joseph O’Neill and Ellen Howlett – https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/marriage_returns/marriages_1896/10479/5816734.pdf

Birth record of Sinéad’s paternal great-grandfather, John Joseph O’Neill – https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1877/02999/2099290.pdf

Marriage record of Sinéad’s paternal great-great-grandparents, William O’Neil and Catherine Devereux – http://digital.libraries.dublincity.ie/vital/access/manager/Repository/vital:46574?query=Catherine+Devereux&queryType=vitalDismax

Birth record of Sinéad’s paternal great-grandmother, Ellen Howlett – https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/birth_returns/births_1876/03046/2116687.pdf

Marriage record of Sinéad’s paternal great-great-grandparents, William Howlett and Mary Newman – http://digital.libraries.dublincity.ie/vital/access/manager/Repository/vital:46576?query=William+Howlett&queryType=vitalDismax

Daron October 4, 2014 at 7:08 pm

Very pretty. Irish people originally came from the Iberian peninsula.
FACT

sarahle October 5, 2014 at 9:38 am

yes, that’s true.

Alice October 5, 2014 at 9:35 pm

Ahem – No it’s not. It you put in a link where you got that information from I’ll explain why it’s wrong. I presume you’re going off that old R1b study done about 15 years ago.

No Irish don’t come from the Iberian penisula.

fuzzybear44 October 4, 2014 at 9:19 am

Funny place to put a tat like that

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