Timeless images of Dublin city in ruins after 1916
Published 08/04/2016 | 13:00
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.
Dublin firemen sift through the ruins of Dublin city.
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.
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.
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.
Wynn's Hotel which was completely destroyed.
The interior of a ruined building, possibly the Coliseum Theatre on Princes St.
Dubliners search the rubble of buildings. Note the firemen to the left of the picture above still putting out fires in the ruins.
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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