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A Must see for the 1916 centenary. Get your tickets asap

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This is one of the greatest untold love stories of 1916 between Michael Joseph O’Rahilly (The O’Rahilly) co-founders of the Irish Volunteers & his wife Nannie Brown.

From the first time they met in Ballylongford in 1893, we travel with them across London, Paris, America & back to Dublin in 1909
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A French reporter who came to Dublin in 1917 to write about the Rising acclaimed O’Rahilly as ‘Le Bayard de 1916, sans peur et sans reproche’ Bayard was a famous French knight, ‘without fear and without blemish’.

“Sing of the O’Rahilly. Do not deny his right” the great W.B Yeats wrote in his poem “The O’Rahilly”
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If the decision to return to Ireland in 1909 was of fundamental importance to the future lives of Michael O’Rahilly (The O’Rahilly) & his wife Nannie, it was equally important to the future of Ireland because from 1909 to 1916 Michael played a leading role in the developments which led to the withdrawal of the British forces from most of Ireland. If Michael O’Rahilly had not taken this leading role, someone else might have done so, but as a matter of historical record, it was he who was responsible for the formation of the Irish Volunteers, which led to the 1916 Rising. He was convinced that the British would not leave Ireland unless they were compelled to do so by physical force.

Theatre Upstairs
March 21st – April 2nd 2016

 

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