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1916 Portraits and Lives: Michael O'Hanrahan

Michael O’Hanrahan (1877–1916), born in New Ross, Co. Wexford, and reared in Carlow town, was a journalist and novelist. Active in the Gaelic League, he worked with an Irish-language printer and on the Irish Volunteers headquarters clerical staff. He kept secret the concussion he suffered in an accidental fall while serving during the rising in Jacob’s biscuit factory for fear of being ordered to hospital. He was executed on 4 May 1916.

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Michael O’Hanrahan's biography is taken from the book 1916 Portraits and Lives published by the Royal Irish Academy. 100 prints of the 42 portraits and 3 scenes from the book, signed and numbered by the artist David Rooney, are available to order while quantities last. The original portraits from the book have been acquired for the State Collection by the OPW and will be on exhibit in 2016 at Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin. Read more 1916 biographies.

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