Seven Days in History

The Easter Rising 1916

Eirí Amach na Cásca 1916

A week is a long time in politics....a week is also a long time in history.
This is an account of one week in April 1916 which changed the course of Irish
history. That week witnessed the Easter Rising of 1916 which ended in military failure
and the execution of its leaders. This is an account of that week as seen from the
viewpoint of the rebels who took part, the military and ordinary Dubliners caught up in the fighting.
Sackville Street (O' Connell Street) photographed on Easter Monday, April 24th 1916.

Sunday April 23, 1916.



Monday April 24

Tuesday April 25

Wednesday April 26

Thursday April 27

Friday April 28

Saturday April 29

Sackville Street photographed one week later.
Photographs on this website are reproduced with the permission of THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF IRELAND.
All rights reserved. Copyright National Museum of Ireland.
To learn more about the Easter Rising of 1916 visit
Kilmainham Gaol