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.
University College Dublin, Archives
FitzGerald Papers, P80/1599
Máire Ní Catháin.
"Letter from Máire Ní Catháin to Mabel FitzGerald, 3 June 1916.". Letters of 1916
. Schreibman, Susan, Ed. Maynooth University: 2016. Website.
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