Michael Joseph Rahilly
 

 

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Michael Joseph Rahilly 1875-1916

Born in Ballylongford County Kerry. He was a founder member of the Volunteers and helped fund the bringing in of arms aboard the Asgard. He was against the Rising but came up to Dublin to fight in the G.P.O. and died leading a group of men in a futile attempt to break out. Yeats wrote a poem about him called The O’Rahilly. He is buried in Dublin.