Summary

A letter sent by Máire Ní Catháin (b. 1875) to Mabel FitzGerald (1884-1957). Máire sympathizes with Mrs FitzGerald on her husband's imprisonment but, as she writes, at least he is alive, unlike The O'Rahilly.

Mabel was the wife of Desmond FitzGerald (1888-1947), an Irish Volunteer who served in the GPO garrison during the Easter Rising. He was subsequently arrested, court-martialled and sentenced to 20 years penal servitude, later commuted to 10 years. Michael Joseph O'Rahilly, self-described as 'The' O'Rahilly (1875-1916) was shot in Parnell/Moore Street on 28 April 1916 and died some time later. Both Fitzgerald and O'Rahilly had tried to prevent the Rising but joined in once it started.

Categories

  • Easter Rising Ireland 1916

Collection

Institution: University College Dublin, Archives
Collection: FitzGerald Papers, P80/1599

Citation & Contributors

Máire Ní Catháin. "Letter from Máire Ní Catháin to Mabel FitzGerald, 3 June 1916.". Letters of 1916. Schreibman, Susan, Ed. Maynooth University: 2016. Website. http://letters1916.maynoothuniversity.ie/explore/letters/930.

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From: Máire Ní Catháin
To: Mabel FitzGerald
Date Sent: 03 June 1916

Subject: Letter from Máire Ní Catháin to Mabel FitzGerald, 3 June 1916.
Main St Dingle
c/o Mrs Adams.
A bhean Ní Ghearailt a chara

Tá brón mór orm i dtaobh an Gearaltach do bheith ins an prusiun & go mór mhór muintir an Oileáin, ach is mór an ní ná bhfuil sé marbh mar an t-Ó Rahaille. Bíonn daoine annso ag ráth liom go raibh sé a na fhear Gearámnach acht bíonn mise ag ráth ná raibh acht Éireannach ceart, & deir cuid eile aca go raibh sé ag fághail airgead ó Germany agus Bli gthe leis. Níl mórán fios agam anois ó'n Oileán mar ní rabhas ann leí tamall connas tá Dem & Piaras tá súil agam tá siad go maith

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