Michael Joseph “The O'Rahilly” Rahilly

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Michael Joseph “The O'Rahilly” Rahilly

Birth
Ballylongford, County Kerry, Ireland
Death 28 Apr 1916 (aged 41)
Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
Burial Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
Memorial ID 5747049 · View Source
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Returning from emigration to America, he was a founder-member of the Irish Volunteers in 1913. Originally in favour of cancelling the Easter Rising of 1916, hetook part in the fighting in Dublin and was killed in a charge of the Volunteers from the Post Office. Yeats wrote a poem 'The O'Rahilly'in which Rahilly says 'Because I helped to wind the clock/ I come to hear it strike'.

Bio by: David Conway


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  • Originally Created by: David Conway
  • Added: 7 Sep 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5747049
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Michael Joseph “The O'Rahilly” Rahilly (21 Apr 1875–28 Apr 1916), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5747049, citing Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland ; Maintained by Find A Grave .