See also

DanDan SHORTLAND (1920-1987)


Daniel Patrick SHORTLAND, 1946, age 26, DanShortland1946


Spouse: Ellen Frances MEHEGAN, 1953, age 28

1 Daniel Patrick SHORTLAND (1920-1987), son of John Charles SHORTLAND (1884-1932) and Ellen BARRETT (1884-1964).

Born 26 Mar 1920, 4 Blarney Street, Cork City, Ireland.1,2 4 Blarney Street, Cork City, Ireland. Bap 29 Mar 1920, Cathedral Church of SS Mary and Anne Shandon, Cork, Ireland.3 Marr Ellen Frances MEHEGAN 4 Aug 1953, St Finbarrs South, Cork, Ireland.4,5 Died 27 Aug 1987, Paris, France. Cause: Heart Attack. while visiting neice Val. Buried Sep 1987, St Finbarrs Cemetery, Cork, Ireland.

Sp. Ellen Frances MEHEGAN (1925-1972), dau. of James MEHEGAN (1897-1931) and Julia FITZPATRICK (1898-1974).

Note on Marriage to Daniel Patrick SHORTLAND: Eileen met Dan when visiting her cousin Sheila in Maymount, Friars Walk, in Cork (just around the corner from Quaker Road) - sometime around 1949. Shiela had married Dan's brother Dick in 1945. Sheila says she told Eileen, that if she was interested in Dan she would have to "move it on" from her side as he was very shy. It worked! The marriage took place in St Finbar's South parish church, Dunbar St Cork in 1953.

1 Nicholas Charles SHORTLAND (1955- ).

Born 13 Feb 1955, Cork City, Ireland.6 Erinville Hospital. Marr Johanna Mary GEARY 30 May 1980, Glanmire, Co. Cork, Ireland.

Sent to live with Dick and Sheila in Bantry after birth due to illness (TB) of Eileen (1955/56).

Sp. Johanna Mary GEARY (1955- ), dau. of John GEARY (1912-1984) and Julia Mary BYRNE (1920-2000).

Twin of Seamus. Born: Fermoy, Co Cork.

Note on Marriage to Nicholas Charles SHORTLAND: The wedding was held in Glanmire as it was a convenient "half-way" point between Cork city and Castlelyons. Joan, to this day, regrets not using her parish church in Castlelyons for the ceremony.

1 Lynn SHORTLAND (1982- ).

Born 3 Feb 1982, Cork City, Ireland.

Sp. Mark MORAN (1977- ).

1 Conor Brendan MORAN7 (2017- ).

Born 31 May 2017, Cambridge, UK.

Sp. (unknown).

2 David SHORTLAND (1984- ).

Born 3 Mar 1984, Cork City, Ireland. Marr Jana QUISPE Farfan 12 Feb 2014, Lima, Peru.

Sp. Jana QUISPE Farfan (1981- ), dau. of Juan Pablo QUISPE Juarez (1950?-2018) and Teodocia FARFAN Anyosa (1949?- ).

1 Jacob Nicholas SHORTLAND (2014- ).

Born 26 Sep 2014, Cork City, Ireland.

2 Esli Eleanor SHORTLAND (2017- ).

Born 4 Mar 2017, Cork City, Ireland.

3 Ian SHORTLAND (1986- ).

Born 11 Jun 1986, Cork City, Ireland. Marr Sylwia BIEDA 27 Aug 2016, Rzeszow, Poland.

Sp. Sylwia BIEDA (1986- ), dau. of Eugeniusz BIEDA ( - ) and Marta NOWAK ( - ).

4 Richard Daniel SHORTLAND (1991- ).

Born 14 Oct 1991, Cork City, Ireland.


2 John Gregory SHORTLAND (1962- ).

Born 30 Mar 1962, Cork City, Ireland. Bon Secours Hospital.

Great man with his hands - in true Shortland wood-working tradition. He has single-handedly renovated the family home in Kilcrea Park.

Sp. Bernice O'CONNELL (1962- ), dau. of John O'CONNELL ( - ).

Neice of the late Daithi O'Connaill, leading Republican Sinn Fein strategist.

1 John SHORTLAND (1986- ).

Born 12 Jul 1986, Cork City, Ireland.

Sp. Christina HORGAN (1988- ).

1 Sarah Alexis SHORTLAND (2007- ).

Born 13 May 2007, Cork University Hospital, Cork City, Ireland.

2 Daniel John SHORTLAND (2009- ).

Born 20 Jul 2009, Cork University Hospital, Cork City, Ireland.

Sp. Emily FORREST ( - ).

3 Fionn Forrest SHORTLAND (2015- ).

Born 25 Nov 2015, Cork, Ireland.

2 Bernice SHORTLAND (1988- ).

Born 15 Jun 1988, Cork City, Ireland.

3 Rebecca SHORTLAND (1992- ).

Born 11 Jul 1992, Cork City, Ireland.


1"Birth Cert 1920 - Daniel Patrick Shortland". Cit. Date: 20 January 2008. Assessment: Primary evidence.
Text From Source: Entry 209 in the District No 3, in the Union of Cork, in the County of Cork. Issued at the office, 30 London Street, Cork, Date 3/5/20 (for Army Purposes).
Name: Daniel Shortland
Date and Place of Birth: 1920, 26th March, 4 Blarney Street.
When Registered: 22 April 1920.
Name and dwelling-place of father: John Shortland, 4 Blarney Street.
Rank or Profession of Father: Soldier.
Name and Surname and Maiden Surname of Mother: Ellen Shortland, formerly Barrett.
Name and address of informant: Ellen Shortland, Mother, 4 Blarney Street.
2"Ireland, Civil Registration Births Index, 1864-1958". Ire, Cork, Q2 1920, 5, 90. Cit. Date: 5 May 2012. Assessment: Primary evidence.
Actual birthday 26 Mar 1920 though birth record says Q2 1920.
3"Certificate Of Baptism". Cit. Date: 20 January 2008. Assessment: Primary evidence.
Text From Source: I hereby certify that it appears by the Baptismal Registry of the United Parishes of SS Mary and Anne Shandon, in the City of Cork, that Daniel Shortland was born 26 March 1920 and was Baptised according to the Rites of the Roman Catholic Church, by the Rev. John J Aherne CC, on the 29th day of March in the year of Our Lord One Thousand Nine Hundred and Twenty (1920). Names of Parents: John Shortland and Ellen Barrett. Names of Sponsors: Richard Barrett and Elizabeth Shortland. Signature of Clergyman P. O'Farrell. Given at Cork this 2nd day of June 1953.
4"Certificate Of Marriage". Text From Source: "I hereby certify that it appears by the Marriage Register of the Parish of St Finbarr, in the City of Cork that Daniel Shortland and Ellen Frances Mehigan were married according to the Rites of the Roman Catholic Church by the Rev. T. J. Walsh CC on the 4th day of August in the year of our Lord Nineteen Hundred and Fifty Three (1953). Name of witnesses: Richard Shortland and Mary Nolan (Maureen). Signature of clergyman: T J Walsh CC. Given at Cork this 4th of August 1953."
5"Ireland, Civil Registration Marriages Index, 1845-1958". Irl, Cork, Q4 1853, 5, 112. Cit. Date: 6 May 2012. Assessment: Primary evidence.
Ellen F Mehigan (spelling)
6"Ireland, Civil Registration Births Index, 1864-1958". (Shorthand), Q1 1955, Cork, mother Mehegan, vol 5. Assessment: Primary evidence.
7"England and Wales, Birth Index, 1916-2005".