- Sources yet to be consulted:
- Sinead McCoole
has an unpublished account by Bridie Clyne of her political activities in 1919-26.
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, Philadelphia.
said when her Rahilly cousins came to Dublin 1909,
they couldn't speak to little Niall, because he spoke only French
was KIA in 1916 Rising.
Niall became a
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.
Listed at mar 1940 as "doctor", living 40 Herbert Park.
mar 1stly, 3 June 1940 [him age 33, her age 41], NOT July,
to Bridie Clyne
[Brigid, Bridget, Bride].
born 5 July 1898, Drumod More,
S side of village of
Annaduff par, Co.Leitrim.
She was dau of Terence Clyne [or Terrence], farmer, of Drumod More, and his wife Bridget Moran.
See birth cert
See the family
in 1901 census at Drumod More.
See the family
in 1911 census at Drumod More.
Bridie was involved in
Cumann na mBan
and republican activities in 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.
[McCoole, 2003, p.90,93].
See The Battle of the Four Courts, Michael Fewer, 2018.
In the Civil War
she worked for the republican underground in Co.Dublin and Co.Wicklow.
She was said to have been in a car with
when it was attacked in an assassination attempt.
arrested by the Free State in 1923 in a raid on Strand Rd, Sandymount,
and jailed in
Probably also jailed in North Dublin Union.
She was in jail
with Sighle Humphreys
She went on hunger strike in 1923.
At mar 1940 she is "journalist", living (illegible), Dundrum, Co.Dublin.
Niall and Bridie
mar at Holycross RC church, Dundrum.
See mar cert
Niall practised at 40 Herbert Park.
He 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.
Niall and Bridie had adopted issue:
- Aideen O'Rahilly.
mar Michael Dunne.
about The O'Rahilly
Her daughter Niamh
composed the melody and sings it.
Aideen and Michael
- Niamh Dunne.
- Brid Dunne.
Roebuck House, Clonskeagh, Co.Dublin,
1887 to 1913 map
(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.
Became a ruin.
Think there is a new building there now.
Ballinascorney House on
1887 to 1913 map
Ballinascorney House, 1977.
and full size.
From South Dublin Libraries.
Patrick Healy Collection.