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POSTCARDS: EASTER 1916 SET 7

Sinn Fein Rebellion
Corner of Sackville Street, Dublin. Before and After

In the bottom picture Dubliners stand on O'Connell Bridge surveying the devastation from the events of Easter Week. Their initial dismay and disgust with the Rebels turned to sympathy as the British executed the leaders one by one over a period of days.


Sinn Fein Revolt

Fac-simile reproduction of Surrender, signed and dated 29th April, 1916.

In order to prevent the further slaughter of Dublin citizens, and in the hope of saving the lives of our followers now surrounded and hopelessly outnumbered, the members of the Provisional Government present at Headquarters have agreed to an unconditional surrender, and the Commandants of the various districts in the City and Country will order their commands to lay down arms.
P. H. Pearse 29th April 1916

I agree to these conditions for the men only under my command in the Moore Street District and for the men in the Stephen's Green Command.
James Connolly April 29/16

On consultation with Commandant Ceannt and other officers I have decided to agree to unconditional surrender also.
Thomas MacDonagh


Searching a hay-cart for Rebels or Ammunition.

A British soldier does his duty.


Kilmainham Jail, Main Entrance

14 leaders of the Easter 1916 Rebellion were executed in the Stonebreakers Yard at Kilmainham. The prison was closed in 1924. It is now a museum open to the public.

Wednesday, 3 May: Patrick Pearse, Thomas MacDonagh and Tom Clarke

Thursday, 4 May: Josephh Plunkett (who had married his sweetheart Grace Gifford only a few hours earlier in the dimly lit Kilmainham Chapel), Willie Pearse, Edward Daly and Michael O'Hanrahan

Friday, 5 May: John McBride

Monday, 8 May: Seán Heuston, Michael Mallin, Cornelious Colbert and Eamonn Ceannt

Friday, 12 May: Seán MacDiarmada and James Connolly


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