Strongman Michael ‘Butty’ Sugrue, a native of Gortnascarry, Killorglin, tying rope around the wrists of Escapologist Blondini (Michael Costello), a native of Tullig, Killorglin, circa 1960′s

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Strongman Michael ‘Butty’ Sugrue, a native of Gortnascarry, Killorglin, tying rope around the wrists of Escapologist Blondini (Michael Costello), a native of Tullig, Killorglin, circa 1960′s. Blondini’s who toured England with different shows had a book written on his exploits by Gordan Thomas called ‘The Bed of Nails’. His mother Kate O’Sullivan came from Lonhart, Killorglin.

Source: The Patrick Houlihan Collection.