Francis Cahill (c.1882 – 19 October 1957) was an Irish nationalist, teacher and politician. Prominently associated with the Gaelic League, The Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB) and the Irish-Ireland movement. A teacher by profession Frank taught for 50 years in St Laurence O'Toole C.B.S., Seville Place, Dublin.
|Died||19 October 1957|
|Political party||Cumann na nGaedheal (1923–24)|
|Sinn Féin, National Party (1924)|
|Spouse(s)||Hannah Barry Cahill|
In 1928 he led the way in setting up Primary Schools' League GAA (Cumann na mBunscol) to promote Gaelic culture.
Having been an Aldermann (Sinn Féin) for the Dublin corporation for several years Cahill was elected to Dáil Éireann as a Cumann na nGaedheal Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dublin North constituency at the 1923 general election. He resigned his seat on 30 October 1924 along with several other members of the Dáil to form the National Party.In 1925 he was nominated for the Seanad.
Upon his death in 1957 the Frank Cahill memorial committee was formed to recognize his contributions to the GAA and Parish. A GAA trophy (the Frank Cahill Cup), awarded at primary level, was named after Cahill and a plaque and statue of our lady of Lourdes was erected in the grounds of St. Laurence O'Toole's church Seville Place.
- "Late Mr. Frank Cahill". Irish Independent. 29 October 1957.
- "The St. Laurence O'Toole Pipe Band: A Brief History".
- Cumann na mBunscol. "Stair".
- "Mr. Francis Cahill". Oireachtas Members Database. Retrieved 9 December 2008.
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