Friday 23 June 2017

Timeless images of Dublin city in ruins after 1916

Interior shot of the ruins of the Metropole Hotel at the junction of Sackville (O'Connell) St and Princes St. The GPO is visible to the left and Nelsons Pillar is visible in the background.
(Part of the Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI Collection)
Interior shot of the ruins of the Metropole Hotel at the junction of Sackville (O'Connell) St and Princes St. The GPO is visible to the left and Nelsons Pillar is visible in the background. (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)
The ruins of the General Post Office (GPO) on Sackville (O'Connell) St. Having been reopened after extensive renovations some weeks prior to the Easter Rising, it was used as the headquarters garrison and was destroyed by fires. The outer walls remained intact and the GPO repoened in 1929. (Part of the Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI Collection)
The interior of a ruined building, possibly the Coliseum Theatre on Princes St beside the GPO, after the Easter Rising. (Part of the Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI Collection)
The interior of a ruined building, possibly the Coliseum Theatre on Princes St., after the Easter Rising. (Part of the Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI Collection)
Interior shot of the ruins of the Coliseum Theatre on Prince's St, directly behind the GPO. Having been destroyed by fire, it never reopened. (Part of the Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI Collection)
Interior shot of the ruins of the Coliseum Theatre on Prince's St, directly behind the GPO. Having been destroyed by fire, it never reopened. (Part of the Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI Collection)

These timeless images show the ruins of Dublin city after the 1916 Rising. Entire buildings and businesses were turned to rubble from the fires and fighting during Easter Week, many of which never re-opened again. Images below.

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Dublin firemen sift through the ruins of Dublin city.

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Interior shot of the ruins of the Coliseum Theatre on Prince's St, directly behind the GPO. Having been destroyed by fire, it never reopened. (Part of the Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI Collection)
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Interior shot of the ruins of the Coliseum Theatre on Prince's St, directly behind the GPO. Having been destroyed by fire, it never reopened. (Part of the Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI Collection)

Interior shots of the ruins of the Coliseum Theatre on Prince's St, directly behind the GPO. Having been destroyed by fire, it never reopened.

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Interior shot of the ruins of the Metropole Hotel at the junction of Sackville (O'Connell) St and Princes St. The GPO is visible to the left and Nelsons Pillar is visible in the background. (Part of the Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI Collection)

Interior shot of the ruins of the Metropole Hotel at the junction of Sackville (O'Connell) St and Princes St. The GPO is visible to the left and Nelsons Pillar is visible in the background.

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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. (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.

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Wynn's Hotel which was completely destroyed.

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The interior of a ruined building, possibly the Coliseum Theatre on Princes St., after the Easter Rising. (Part of the Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI Collection)
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The interior of a ruined building, possibly the Coliseum Theatre on Princes St beside the GPO, after the Easter Rising. (Part of the Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI Collection)

The interior of a ruined building, possibly the Coliseum Theatre on Princes St.

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Dubliners search the rubble of buildings.  Note the firemen to the left of the picture above still putting out fires in the ruins.

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The ruins of the General Post Office (GPO) on Sackville (O'Connell) St. Having been reopened after extensive renovations some weeks prior to the Easter Rising, it was used as the headquarters garrison and was destroyed by fires. The outer walls remained intact and the GPO repoened in 1929. (Part of the Independent Newspapers Ireland/NLI Collection)

The ruins of the General Post Office (GPO) on Sackville (O'Connell) St. Having been reopened after extensive renovations some weeks prior to the Easter Rising, it was used as the headquarters garrison and was destroyed by fires. The outer walls remained intact and the GPO re-opened in 1929.

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

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