Save 40 Herbert Park (The 1916 Rising hero, The O’Rahilly’s House) from demolition

Save 40 Herbert Park (The 1916 Rising hero, The O’Rahilly’s House) from demolition

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Colum O'Rourke started this petition to History and

Please sign and share this petition to save 40 Herbert Park in Dublin’s Ballsbridge from being demolished by developers. An application has been lodged by developers, McSharry and Kennedy, with An Bord Pleanala to tear down The O’Rahilly’s Edwardian homestead for 105 apartments up to 12 storeys tall. An Bord Pleanala are expected to rule on the application in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, Dublin City Council are pushing to add 40 Herbert Park to the Record of Protected Structures. Windows have since been smashed and The O’Rahilly’s garden shed, in which he assembled rifles have recently been destroyed. Help stop further destruction to this built heritage. 

The house was built in 1907 to showcase Irish industry during the World Fair (Irish Exhibition). The O’Rahilly succumbed to gunshot wounds whilst leading a charge on Moore Street during the Easter Rising in 1916. His letter to his wife is well noted and was found on his body, to be delivered to 40 Herbert Park. The house was also the site of other major Irish revolutionary acts. During the War of Independence, 40 Herbert Park, was the site of many meetings which involved Michael Collins, Eamon De Valera, Austin Stack, Richard Mulcahy, Cathal Brugha and Liam Mellows. 
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Also please send your concerns to ministers.office@chg.gov.ie and highlight that you want 40 Herbert Park to be preserved. 

 

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