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Memorials to The O'Rahilly

Memorials to The O'Rahilly, the 1916 leader who died in action.


Poems, songs, plays, etc.

Sports clubs

Streets and buildings

O'Rahilly Square, Listowel

In 1918, Listowel, Co.Kerry, re-named many streets after 1916 Rising figures.
Main St / The Small Square was re-named "O'Rahilly Square" after The O'Rahilly.
But the names did not stick, and reverted back to the old usage [Gaughan, 1974].

A letterhead from "O'Rahilly Square", Listowel, in 1925, showing the name before it reverted back to "The Small Square".
See full size. Courtesy of Vincent Carmody.

The Small Square, Listowel (formerly "O'Rahilly Square").
From street view.

RTE 1966 programs

Stained glass window at UCD

Wynn's Hotel

There is a plaque in the bar of Wynn's Hotel, Dublin, to commemorate the meeting founding the Irish Volunteers here in 1913.
See also plaque to Cumann na mBan at Wynn's Hotel, with the name of his wife Nancy on it.

The plaque at Wynn's Hotel.
From Wynn's Hotel.

The plaque at Wynn's Hotel.
Photo 2024. See full size.
See other shot.


Irish-language plaque to The O'Rahilly on church bench at St Teresa's church, Clarendon St (off Grafton St), Dublin.
This is where his cousin Rev. Dominic Mangan was Prior (see letter of Feb 1917 about the plaque).
Photo 2015. See larger and full size. See other shot.
The plaque is at the back of the church on the RHS. See wider shot.

Memorial card for the 1916 dead, including The O'Rahilly.
See full size.
For sale in 2021 here.

Bust of The O'Rahilly by Steve Finney.
For sale in 2024. Lot 109 in Whytes auction, 7 June 2024.
See full size.

Not relevant

O'Reilly Street in Havana, Cuba (see map) has been mistakenly called "O'Rahilly Street".
In fact, it is named after Alejandro O'Reilly.
Image from here.

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