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The Easter Rising 24th-29th April 1916

The Easter Rising Part Seven – Northumberland Road

On the morning of Wednesday 26th April 1916, British reinforcements began to arrive in Ireland, disembarking at Kingstown (now Dún Laoghaire), and moving towards the south eastern outskirts of Dublin.  Ordered to make their way by the most direct route … Continue reading

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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 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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The Easter Rising – One Hundred Years On

One hundred years ago, on Easter Monday 1916, Patrick Pearse and his Irish Volunteers, alongside James Connolly and the Irish Citizen Army, occupied a number of important buildings in the city of Dublin, beginning what became known as the Easter … Continue reading

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