1916 then and now

In this pictorial essay by photographer Clodagh Kilcoyne, with text by Emmanuel Kehoe, we visit the significant sites of the Easter Rising as they appear today, with a narrative of what occurred there this week, a century ago

24th April, 2016
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St Enda’s, Rathfarnham

One hundred years ago, the second Easter Monday of the Great War fell on today’s date, April 24. Irishmen were fighting Germans on the Western Front when, on that tranquil holiday morning in Dublin, another conflict was about to burst upon them. By the week’s end, some 260 ordinary Dublin citizens would be dead and more than 2,000 wounded – men, women and children who never expected violence or death to seek them out on...

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