A great piece on the Moran/O'Doherty story! I've been looking forward to a full treatment of this interesting angle, and I'm always intrigued to read stories connected with Cork, one of my favourite cities. I'd like to know more about O'Doherty's sister with the rebel leanings...must drop Senan a line to see if he has more information about her. Also what occupies the site of the pub today.
Interesting that another possible parallel with the Cameron movie has turned up - as long as no one claims that the scene 'inspired' the movie version (as people have claimed that Cameron was 'inspired' by the real life Joseph Dawson in naming his characters, or in Candee's alleged exploits on the bow, or in the 'Love of the Sea' necklace yarn, etc). It sounds to me like a typical pub transaction for offloading an unwanted ticket.