- Sources yet to be consulted:
archives of Dept of the Taoiseach,
Cabinet: s 11515,
File: Internees, Hunger Strike, 1939-1940,
Letter to de Valera from Niall O'Rahilly, 8 April 1940.
born 3 Jan 1907,
said when her Rahilly cousins came to Dublin 1909,
they couldn't speak to little Niall, because he spoke only French,
doctor, educ UCD
he was a
"doctor of osteopathy
he practised at family home,
40 Herbert Park
for a time,
listed there in
he was Countess Plunkett's
at time of hunger strike of her two IRA sons 1940,
mar 1stly, July 1940, Dundrum,
to Bridie Clyne
Bridie was involved in republican activities 1919-26,|
she was on the republican side in the
Civil War 1922-23,
she was with the republican garrison in the
when it was shelled by the Free State, June 1922
in the Civil War
she worked for the republican underground in Co.Dublin and Co.Wicklow,
she was in a car with
when it was attacked in an assassination attempt,
arrested in 1923 in a raid in Strand Rd, Sandymount,
and jailed for a few months in Kilmainham,
she gave a false name "Annie Hardwicke",
she was on hunger strike in Kilmainham
with Sighle Humphreys
Niall also had a practice at
78 Merrion Square,
Bridie worked in advertising, Capel St, Dublin,
they had an apartment in
Roebuck House, Clonskeagh, Co.Dublin,
in c.1947 they moved to
Ballinascorney House, Co.Dublin,
Niall was involved in a TV Production Company in early 1970s,
Bridie died Ballinascorney House, 1971, age 73 yrs,
Niall mar 2ndly to Pat Walshe,
he died Ballinascorney House, May 1988, age 81 yrs.
(also known as Dillon Lodge),
Tallaght par, Co.Dublin
(in Dublin mountains, near Co.Wicklow border, see map
The house was built c.1800.
stayed in it while on the run in 1803.
moved there c.1947.
He died there 1988.
His widow sold it 1988.
It burnt down soon after that.
Now a ruin.
It is listed
Ballinascorney House on
1887 to 1913 map
Ballinascorney House, 1977.
and full size.
From South Dublin Libraries.
Patrick Healy Collection.