1916 - Easter - Dublin

Easter Rising:
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From a photo booklet published by Eason & Son of Dublin and Belfast regarding the Easter Rising of 1916.  The devastation of Henry Street looking towards Nelson Pillar – the Pillar survived the Rising but was blown-up in 1966.  The original plans for the Pillar were submitted to the organising committee by William Wilkins the London architect and the architect Francis Johnston was brought in to execute the design – he designed the G.P.O. in O’Connell St.  Construction of the Pillar was…

From a photo booklet published by Eason & Son of Dublin and Belfast regarding the Easter Rising of 1916. The devastation of Henry Street looking towards Nelson Pillar – the Pillar survived the Rising but was blown-up in 1966. The original plans for the Pillar were submitted to the organising committee by William Wilkins the London architect and the architect Francis Johnston was brought in to execute the design – he designed the G.P.O. in O’Connell St. Construction of the Pillar was…

From a photo booklet published by Eason & Son of Dublin and Belfast regarding the Easter Rising of 1916.  Dublin’s G.P.O. was the headquarters of the men and women who took part in the Easter Rising of April 1916 - they took it over on Easter Monday 24th April 1916.  The rebellion ended in a military failure but the British snatched defeat from the jaws of victory by dragging-out the executions of the leaders, and others, thereby forming the catalyst for the ultimate Irish victory and the…

in Sackville St, Dublin –

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