Michael O’Hanrahan (1877-1916) was an Irish journalist and writer who served as one of the principal figures of the Easter Rising, for which he was executed. Born in New Ross, his father was a member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood and a cork-cutter. O’Hanrahan joined the Gaelic League in 1898, involved in activism, founding the Carlow branch of the League. O’Hanrahan was also a prominent member of Sinn Féin, contributing articles to the party newspaper under the pseudonyms ‘Art’ and ‘Irish Reader’. Second-in-command to Thomas MacDonagh’s 2nd battallion, O’Hanrahan was stationed alongside MacDonagh and Major John MacBride at Jacob’s Biscuit Factory during the Rising, and upon surrendering, was tried and executed by firing squad at Kilmainham Jail on 4 May 1916.


The Fianna (1910)