Friday 20 October 2017

Trinity archives reveal reality of 1916

British soldiers stationed at the front of Trinity College in 1916.
British soldiers stationed at the front of Trinity College in 1916.
Independent.ie Newsdesk

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The GPO a hollow shell, Eden Quay in rubble - and a wary look in the eyes of British soldiers stationed at Trinity College.

Rare photographs documenting the havoc wreaked on Dublin city centre in Easter 1916 have been showcased by Trinity Library.

The Rising is the subject of a new blog, 'Changed Utterly', that will highlight one extraordinary item from the Library's rich archive from 1916 each week.

Amongst many as yet-unpublished items are records written by ordinary people.

They include letters from Dublin gynaecologist Dr Frederick Kidd to his three sons serving in the Great War, giving them a dramatic unfolding account of the "exciting times" in Dublin.

Trinity's 1916 blog can be viewed here.

Irish Independent

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