Monday 24 April 2017

Incredible images of Dublin city life after the Rising

The ruins of the Dublin Bread Company premises on the east side of Lower Sackville (O'Connell) St. It, along with all of the other premises located on this section of the street, was destroyed by fires during the Rising. (Part of the Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI Collection)
The ruins of the Dublin Bread Company premises on the east side of Lower Sackville (O'Connell) St. It, along with all of the other premises located on this section of the street, was destroyed by fires during the Rising. (Part of the Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI Collection)
O'Connell Bridge and Sackville (O'Connell) St, showing the aftermath of the 1916 Rising. (Part of the Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI Collection)

These amazing images show Dubliners going about their lives midst the ruins of Dublin city in the aftermath of the Rising. Images below.

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A crowd outside the city dispensary on Castle St waiting for bread supplies, 1916. The gates of Christ Church Cathedral can be seen at the top of the picture.

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O'Connell Bridge and Sackville (O'Connell) St, showing the aftermath of the 1916 Rising.

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The ruins of Wynns Hotel.

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The GPO, once the centre of Ireland's communications system is now just an empty shell.

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The ruins of the Dublin Bread Company premises on the east side of Lower Sackville (O'Connell) St. It, along with all of the other premises located on this section of the street, was destroyed by fires during the Rising.

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Dubliners search through the ruins of their city.

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All images part of the Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI Collection.

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