A series of views of the ruins of Dublin after the Sinn Fein Rebellion. IE TCD MS 5870

A series of views of the ruins of Dublin after the Sinn Fein Rebellion. IE TCD MS 5870

Alternative title
  • A series of views of the ruins of Dublin, May 1916
  • Views of the ruins of Dublin
  • IE TCD MS 5870
Rights statement
  • Copyright The Board of Trinity College Dublin. Images are available for single-use academic application only. Publication, transmission or display is prohibited without formal written approval of the Library of Trinity College, Dublin.
Copyright status
Date Created
  • 1916
Physical extent
  • i, 13 folios
  • IE TCD MS 5870 is a series of photographic views of the ruins of Dublin after the Sinn Feín Rebellion, taken by Thomas Johnson Westropp, May 17-18, July 17, 24, 1916. Also includes four postcard photos. Blue cloth 'Kodak' binding, in green cloth case. Contents: Folio 1r: The General Post Office from Abbey Street note staff of the Republican flag on the angle of the G.P.O. / Same - Headquarters of the Provisional Government. May 17th 1916. Folio 1v: Views of the General Post Office from the summit of Nelson’s Pillar / Ditto - Corner of Henry St. North Wing. May 18th 1916. Folio 2r: Republican flag staff /Ditto- east and south wings, May 18th 1916. Ditto - Interior from Henry St. side, May 17th 1916. Folio 2v: Sackville Street looking south from Nelson’s Pillar (Hotel & Clery’s shop) / Henry Street from Nelson’s Pillar. Folio 3r: Earl St. and Talbot St. from Nelson’s Pillar / General Post Office, May 1916. Folio 3v: General Post office and Nelson’s Pillar form Henry St. / Corner of Earl St. & Sackville St. Folio 4r: Elverly’s, Hotel Metropole and Post office, Sackville St. / Imperial Hotel & Clery’s Shop, Sackville St., 17 May 1916. Folio 4v: “Liberty Hall” & Custom House / Bank in Sackville St. Folio 5r: Chimneys of Hotel Metropole Sackville St. / Royal Hibernian Academy Abbey St., May 17, 1916. Folio 5v: Corner of Middle Abbey Street immediately after fall of the corner house / Corner house on point of falling. Folio 6r: “Liberty Hall” headquarters of the “Citizen Army” / Same – East face as bombarded from the river, 17 May 1916. Folio 6v: Eden Quay / Same from O’Connell Bridge. Folio 7r: Southern end of Sackville St. & O’Connell Bridge, 17 May 1916. Folio 7v: Liberty Hall & Beresford Place, May 17 / Clanwilliam Place corner of Mount St. May 18, 1916. Folio 8r: The Four Courts showing bombardment on east face / The Law Library, Four Courts, May 18th 1916. Folio 8v: The “D.B.C.” east side of Sackville St. / Interior of Imperial Hotel and Clery’s east side of Sackville St., 17 May 1916. Folio 9r: Portico of General Post Office / Wrecked house next to Liberty Hall, 17 May 1916. Folio 9v: Clanwilliam Place Mount St. / Laneway at “Liberty Hall” Beresford Place, May 18, 1916. Folio 10r: Linen Hall Barrack, July 17th 1916. Folio 10v: Linen Hall Barrack, July 17th 1916. Folio 11r: The D.B.C. the remainder of the front was taken down the next day / The S.E. corner Four Courts, July 24th. Folio: 11v: Kelly’s Corner Batchelors Walk / The Four Courts – east face. The left hand notice as to food supply was put up after Sinn Feiners surrendered. July 24th. Folio 12r: Sackville Street, Dublin (Abbey Street Corner) after the bombardment / Sackville Street, Dublin (Earl Street Corner) after the bombardment. 2 Postcards. Folio 13r: Irish Rebellion – May 1916 Sackville Street in flames – a photography taken by a daily sketch photographer under fire / Interior Coliseum Theatre, Dublin, after bombardment. 2 Postcards.
Finding aid
  • Presented 'for the Library of Trinity College, Dublin from Thomas J. Westropp, LuÌneburg, Sandymount, [Dublin] 9th June 1916' with Westropp's bookplate. Formerly Lords' Bookcase D.63, moved to Manuscripts Room 21 September 1971.
Resource type
  • photographic paper
  • paper (fiber product)
  • Irish
Digital object identifier
  • MS5870_01
  • 0094157



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