A postcard from Eoin C Mac Giolla Comhghall to Nancy O'Rahilly (1875-1961). The writer (a Catholic Priest) sends a short blessing, in Irish, to Mrs.O'Rahilly and her new-born son.
Nancy O'Rahilly was a member of the Provisional Council of Cumann na mBan at the founding in 1914 and the wife of Michael Joseph O'Rahilly, self-described as 'The' O'Rahilly (1875-1916). The O'Rahilly fought in the Easter Rising and was shot in Parnell/Moore Street on 28 April 1916 and died some time later. Nancy was pregnant at the time of her husband's death – the child was born three months later.
University College Dublin, Archives
Humphreys Papers, P106/092/5
Eoin C. Mac Giolla Comhghall.
"Postcard from Eoin C. Mac Giolla Comhghall to Nancy O'Rahilly, c. May 1916.". Letters of 1916
. Schreibman, Susan, Ed. Maynooth University: 2016. Website.
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