We were going to start tomorrow with a follow-up to Part 17 of this series, by chronicling the development of the company called Weatherwell Ltd., but then we ran into a big problem.
We began to find a lot more detailed information about Aodogán O'Rahilly, while at the same time drowning in the rubbish that anorak trolls have caused to be plastered all over the Internet. Those humongous piles of wasted words have made a bad situation ten times worse because they portray a totally false account of the life of Ronan O'Rahilly; his father's life, and his grandfather's life. Someone even gave a ridiculous script to that priest who read it out at the Mass for Ronan O'Rahilly. It wasn't the priest's fault. He seemed to have had very little knowledge about the life of Ronan O'Rahilly as a biologically living human specimen.
So here's just a few of the problems we have uncovered:
First of all there was more than one Ronan O'Rahilly who died in fairly recent times, and this other Ronan O'Rahilly did something worthwhile with his life to benefit mankind. He was a noted author and embryologist, so he advanced our knowledge of medicine.
Ronan O'Rahilly the bogus creator of Radio Caroline retarded our knowledge of mass communications. We went through Andy Archer's account of the life of 'Radio Ronan' (to distinguish him from the Embroyologist), and we also looked at various other accounts. But they told us very little about who 'Radio Ronan' was before he popped up in London.
Andy Archer made a reference to Dermot Ryan and his Dublin car hire business, next door almost, to 'Radio Ronan's' home. So we went looking for a respectable biography of Dermot and his life accomplishments, and we found one. But it seems to have nothing in common with the life of 'Radio Ronan'.
One of 'Radio Ronan's' sisters is on record stating that her brother arrived for the first time in London when he was 17 years of age. That would approximate the years 1957-1958. But then there all those duplicated stories about him arriving in 1961 and doing all manner of things which have been checked out and revealed as bogus ballyhoo. We will come back to this 'Radio Ronan' in due course.
We already knew that there were at least three people who called themselves 'The O'Rahilly', and the second one is the one who tried to stop the 1916 'Rising' and got shot and killed like a cat with too much curiosity about what was going on.
Then there is Aodogán O'Rahilly, or more properly as he came into this world at Hove in England: Aodogán John Eoin Sullivan O'Rahilly. It seems that a priest would not baptize him unless he was also given a "proper Christian name", and apparently, that is how he got the name of John.
Now what we did not say in Part 17 is that Aodogán left school as a devout communist, which is how he then ended up in the Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), and that is where Joe Stalin rapidly disillusioned him! From what we now know, Aodogán then switched and became an American-style capitalist - while waving the economic flag to further Ireland's capitalist commerce.
For more about Aodogán we suggest you refer to https://dib.cambridge.org/viewReadPage.do?articleId=a6974 - before we begin to introduce more of those details into this continuing multi-part feature about 'Aodogán's Latent Agenda'.
It would be good if a decent and honest biography about 'Radio Ronan' already existed, but it does not. Therefore, as part of this media-microscope research project, we hope to create one in the near future. We will hive it off from our planned series.