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Cabra Historical Society to take centre stage in O’Rahilly charge re-enactment on Moore Street

2 April, 2015

The Cabra Historical Society will perform a re-enactment of the historic O’Rahilly Charge at 4pm on Moore Street this Easter Sunday.

The O’Rahilly Charge was one of the last acts of defiance by the 1916 rebels and the historical group will re-enact the moment in full military dress.

Speaking about the significance of the event Eilis Uí Longain, secretary of the society said:

“Michael Joseph O'Rahilly was killed in a valiant charge covering the retreat from the GPO on Easter Friday.

He bravely lead a team of equally heroic Volunteers up Moore Street to clear the British barricade at Parnell Street.

Three Volunteers –Francis Macken, Charles Corrigin and Patrick Shortis – were killed in their charge up Moore Street and O’Rahilly was fatally wounded, dying on Easter Sunday.”

Ms Uí Longain continued:

“This Easter Sunday the Cabra Historical Society will re-enact this charge to commemorate this last stand on Moore Street by a group of courageous patriots

Afterwards Moore Street will host a rally with music by Derek Warfield and the Young Wolf Tones.

This is a family friendly afternoon of events and we would urge all those with an interest in the history of Moore Street to attend.”

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