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The Easter Rising, War of Independence & Civil War

Dublin – The Garden of Remembrance

Time for the final set of photos from my Dublin trip late last year.

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Dublin – Glasnevin Cemetery Part Two: The Commonwealth Plot

Glasnevin Cemetery is a vast place, but, as it happened, the other area I was intent on visiting was not so far from the O’Connell tower (above) and the Republican Plot that we saw last post.

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Dublin – Glasnevin Cemetery Part One: The Republican Plot & Elsewhere

Glasnevin Cemetery is the largest cemetery in Ireland, covering some 120 acres, more than a million and a half souls having been buried here since it was opened in 1832.

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Dublin – Arbour Hill Cemetery

Arbour Hill Cemetery was opened in about 1840, as a military burial ground for soldiers based at the adjacent Royal Barracks.

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The Easter Rising Part Ten – Moore Street

The final acts during the week of the Easter Rising took place here, in the narrow cobbled streets behind the rebel headquarters at the GPO.

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The Easter Rising Part Nine – Boland’s Mill & Beggars Bush Barracks

Thanks to a very kind (and deliberately slow) taxi driver, I managed to get some shots of Boland’s Mill as we passed by (this one taken as the mill receded into the distance).

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The Easter Rising Part Eight – Mount Street Bridge

The Grand Canal, Dublin, with Mount Street Bridge in the background.¬† Some of the heaviest fighting during the Rising took place around the bridge on Wednesday 26th April 1916, as the Sherwood Foresters, bruised and battered as they fought their … Continue reading

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