Tag Archives: 1916

Yesterday evening.

Herbert Park, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.

A copy of the 1916 Proclamation hangs outside the site of the demolition of the O’Rahilly house, home of 1916 rising leader Michael Joseph O’Rahilly, pulled down without warning early yesterday morning to make room for an aparthotel development with 105 flats fronting on to Herbert Park.

Yesterday: Razed


Last night.

Dawson Street, Dublin 2.

Protestors outside the Mansion House, where  Dublin City Councillors voted to not grant protected status to The O’Rahilly’s House (top) in Herbert Park. Dublin 4.

The house was the home of 1916 rising leader Michael Joseph O’Rahilly, and is due to be demolished to make room for a proposed aparthotel development with 105 flats fronting on to Herbert Park.

Previously: Was It For This?

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Sculptor Mark Richards at work; The Roger casement staue; The plinth at the end of the swim jetty at Dun Laoghaire Baths

Sandycove, County Dublin-born revolutionary martyr and soul-baring diarist Roger Casement.

Safe from toppling?

Only YOU can decide.

Earlier: Christopher Cross

Roger Casement?

Mark Richards Instagram

Previously: Dun Laoghaire Baths Site Ready for Roger Casement Statue (Afloat, April 13)

From top: GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin; Exo building, Point Square, Dublin

This morning.

An Post is ‘closing in on a deal to relocate’ its headquarters from the GPO to the Exo Building at Point Square in the Dublin docklands.

Via Irish Times:

The company is understood to have entered into exclusive negotiations to rent at least 120,000sq ft at the property from its owners, a European fund advised by Tristan Capital Partners and local partners SW3 Capital. The Exo, which is under construction, will comprise 169,150sq ft of Grade A office space upon completion later this year.

….While An Post’s GPO headquarter operations now look set to be relocated to the Exo Building, its public post office and the GPO Witness History Museum will continue in their current location…


An Post looks to relocate from GPO to Dublin’s tallest office (Irish Times)

This afternoon.

O’Connell Street, Dublin 1.

High winds or deliberately snapped in two by a patriot?

We may never know.



This morning/afternoon.

St. Audoen’s Park, Cook Street, Merchants Quay, Dublin 1

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Katherine Zappone with Lord Mayor of Dublin City, Mr. Paul McAuliffe and Joe Duffy the Launch of the 1916 Children’s Commemorative Play Garden, a joint initiative between the Department of Children and Youth affairs and Dublin City Council.

Inspired by Mr Duffy’s book Children of the Rising, the idea to remember the 40 children who died in 1916 with a play garden came from young people from across Ireland who took part in special consultations.

Now to Tuam…

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But did her drawings send out certain men the English shot?


Cesca Trench