The 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin and Sean McDermott
Sean McDermott was one of the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising. This was a week long battle that took place in Dublin Ireland in order to free the Irish people from hundreds of years of British rule. Sean MacDermott was executed in Kilmainham Jail and buried at Arbour Hill.
Or O'Connell Street from O'Connell Bridge as we'd know it today. Chose this shot for its unusual low level angle on this street, and because it's so deserted - taken very early in the morning? This was taken between 1860 and 1883, but wondering if Russell & Co. at no. 5 can help us with dating, as that building is festooned with "The New East India Tea Company". Next door is Bewley & Evans, Apothecaries... Date: 1860-August 1864 NLI Ref.: STP_0049
The Easter Rising, Dublin, 1916. The aftermath. The Easter Rising (Irish: Éirí Amach na Cásca) was a rebellion staged in Ireland against British rule on Easter Monday in April 1916. Despite its military failure, it can be judged as being a significant stepping-stone in the eventual creation of the Irish Republic.