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Henry O’Hanrahan

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Born in New Ross and raised in Co. Carlow, Henry O’Hanrahan was based in Jacob’s Biscuit factory during the Easter Rising. He was a member of C Company in the 2nd Dublin Battalion of the Irish Volunteers and was a brother of Michael O’Hanrahan, who was second in command of the Battalion. Both brothers were sentenced to death after the Rising, but only Michael was executed; Henry’s sentence was commuted to penal servitude for life and he was interned until June 1917. He rejoined the Volunteer movement upon his release and was imprisoned in 1920, taking part in three hunger strikes during his detainment. He fought with the republican side in the Civil War and was based in the Hammam Hotel at the beginning of the conflict in Dublin. He died in 1927.

 

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