Category Archives: Ireland 1916-1923

The Easter Rising, War of Independence & Civil War

The Easter Rising Part Six – Royal (Collins) Barracks & the Four Courts

Royal Barracks, as it was known at the time of the Rising, is the second oldest public building in Dublin, after the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham – see last post – dating back to 1701.

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The Easter Rising Part Five – The Royal Hospital & the South Dublin Union

The Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, was the headquarters of Brigadier General William Lowe, who assumed command of the British forces in Dublin at the time of the Rising, and there was serious fighting in the vicinity, most notably at the South … Continue reading

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The Easter Rising Part Four – St. Stephen’s Green & the Royal College of Surgeons

A short distance south of Trinity College, Fusiliers’ Arch, the memorial to the men of the  Royal Dublin Fusiliers who died fighting for the British in South Africa at the turn of the 20th Century, marks the northern entrance to … Continue reading

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The Easter Rising Part Three – Trinity College

Trinity College, a few hundred yards south of the GPO, was only lightly defended on the morning of 24th April 1916, as momentum in the streets grew.  About fifty members of the Officer Training Corps (even their CO was away), … Continue reading

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The Easter Rising Part Two – Dublin Castle

One of the gates to Dublin Castle, the centre of British power in Ireland in 1916.

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The Easter Rising Part One – The Dublin GPO

More than four years ago now, I published a short series of posts featuring a few of the sites in Dublin that still bear the scars of battle (such as the bullet hole above, on one of the columns outside … Continue reading

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In Dublin’s Fair City

Yesterday I returned from what was my third visit to one of my favourite cities in the whole world.  This is Dublin by night, and me and the missus went over last Wednesday for a few days to visit some … Continue reading

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