Michael Joseph O'Rahilly, "The O'Rahilly"

Michael Joseph O’Rahilly (1875-1916), also known as The O’Rahilly, was a founding member of the Irish Volunteers, and was a participant in the Easter Rising, in which he was killed whilst attempting to retreat from the burning GPO. O’Rahilly had joined the Gaelic League and became an avid nationalist, contributing to the organ of the IRB, Irish Freedom writing articles on the necessity of Irishmen to arm, as well as personally directing the Howth gun-running of 1913, a nationalist response to the unionist Larne gun-running that had taken place the year before.


Fenianism (1899)

Ninety-Eight (1911)

Democracy and Nationality (1913)

Can We Gaelicise Ireland? (1914)

The Secret History of the Irish Volunteers (1915)