Dublin 1916 Then & Now – Pictures from the 1916 Rising

Lower Bridge Street & Ushers Quay, Dublin City At on Friday 28 April the Dublin Fire Brigade responded to a call at from Thomas Street station to attend to a raging fire on Usher's Quay on the southern banks of the River Liffey during the Easter Rising.

Dublin 1916 Then & Now – Pictures from the 1916 Rising

Troops from The Dublin Fusiliers pass the GPO after the rising. The scene today is a lot more tranquil.

Eden Quay then & now looking across the Liffey from Burgh Quay. The devastation caused by the intense artillery and incendiary bombardment can be clearly seen here. A gunboat called ‘The Helga’ was used after being anchored by the British at Sir John Rodgerson’s Quay. This area was also shelled heavily with incendiary shells from howitzers that had been brought up from Athlone earlier in the week.

Dublin 1916 Then Now – Pictures from the 1916 Rising

O’Connell Bridge (c.1940)  Elevated view of O'Connell Bridge looking towards Westmoreland Street with the Daniel O'Connell statue in the foreground.  © Courtesy of The National Library of Ireland

O’Connell Bridge Elevated view of O'Connell Bridge looking towards Westmoreland Street with the Daniel O'Connell statue in the foreground. © Courtesy of The National Library of Ireland

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