A plaque is unveiled dedicated to the memory of Michael O'Rahilly who was killed just off Moore Street during the Easter Rising.
Eighty nine years to the day since the death of the man known as 'The O'Rahilly’, the descendants of the only leader of the Easter Rising to be killed in action unveiled a plaque in his memory. The memorial is on the spot where he died on Sackville Lane, now O'Rahilly Parade.
One of the most colourful of the 1916 leaders, Michael O'Rahilly died of his wounds in a lane off Moore Street after being shot as he led a charge from the GPO.
The text of the poignant note that Michael O'Rahilly penned to his wife as he lay dying is displayed on the plaque. The occasion was an opportunity for The O’Rahilly’s extended family and friends to meet and reminisce.
His great-grandson Mark Price described him as a great husband with a great sense of drama.
Michael O’Rahilly himself had described the Rising itself as "glorious madness".
Garret FitzGerald' whose father was a close friend of Michael O'Rahilly was also at the event..
The plaque was unveiled by The O’Rahilly’s daughter-in-law Bláthnaid Uí Rathaille who recalls the impact of his death had on his young pregnant heartbroken widow.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 29 April 2005. The reporter is David Davin-Power.
Michael O'Rahilly was a founding member of the Irish Volunteers and a supporter of the Irish language movement. He organised the operation to bring arms for the Volunteers aboard the 'Asgard' in 1914.