Prints by David Rooney
Michael Joseph O’Rahilly (‘The O’Rahilly’) (1875–1916), was born at Ballylongford, Co. Kerry, son of a businessman and magistrate. A prominent member of the Gaelic League and Sinn Féin, he helped found the Irish Volunteers in 1913 and became their director of armaments. He opposed the Easter rising but, having failed to prevent it, fought in the GPO. Seriously wounded while charging a barricade in Moore Street, he died on 28 April 1916.
- The portrait is lithograph printed onto 500x 500mm (image area 280x270mm) cuts of uncoated Munken Lynx rough paper (170 g/m2), signed and numbered by David Rooney and limited to just 100 pressings.
- Prints conveniently fit Ikea ‘RIBBA’ frames.
Illustrator David Rooney’s artwork features in publications by The Folio Society, London, and in cultural centres such as the Titanic Experience, Belfast, King John’s Castle, Limerick; and the Stonehenge visitor centre.
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