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In light of State 1916 Centenary Ceremonies honouring ‘all who died’ and the unveiling of a Glasnevin Wall for all, we wish to state for the record, and in the interest of historical accuracy:
The O’Rahilly was wounded in a charge up Moore Street upon evacuation of the GPO and was left to die on the street overnight without medical assistance.
Fourteen leaders including a wounded James Connolly were executed by firing squad in the Stonebreakers Yard in Kilmainham Gaol.
All gave their lives in the cause of Irish freedom and should be remembered and honoured for that reason and no other.
James Connolly Heron
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