Photo Album one

  • General Post Office

    The General Post Office on Dublins O'Connell St was GHQ of the 1916 Easter Rising. Fully restored 1928

  • GPO Interior

    The burned out Interior of the G.P.O.

  • Truce Debate - The Mansion House - 17th August 1921

  • Arthur Griffith ; Born 31 March 1872 - Died 12 August 1922 ; was the founder and third leader of Sinn Féin until 1917. He headed the delegation that secured the Anglo Irish Treaty

  • General Michael Collins and fellow Officers of the Army of the Irish Free State at the funeral of Arthur Griffith to Glasnevin Cemetery.

  • Arthur Griffith's funeral Cortege passes through O'Connell Street.

  • British Army Officers with the Flag of the Irish Republic seized from the roof of the GPO, The Flag was returned to Dublin for the 50th Anniversary of the Easter Rising in 1966.

  • “The First Dublin Brigade of the new Free State Army led by Paddy Daly take-over Beggars Bush Barracks “ This photo is of the East gate entrance to Portobello Barracks Rathmines (now Cathal Brugah Barracks).

  • The unveiling of the monument by General Eoin O'Duffy Garda Commissioner accompanied by President W.T. Cosgrave August 1924 near the spot where Michael Collins was shot from Ambush at Beal na mBláth.

  • The Collins Farmyard including the dwelling was burned April 1920 as a reprisal by a detachment of Auxies under the command of Lt A.E. Percival.

  • Balbriggan

    The Burning of Balbriggan: On September 20 th 1920 an attach by the Crown Forces resulted in the destruction of 54 houses and a hosiery factory, as well as the looting of four public houses

  • The handover of the Bank of Ireland to the Free State authorities in March 1922; Garda Commissioner Barrett and Captain Haylet shake hands

  • Government members attend the Funeral of Michael Collins to Glasnevin Cemetery

  • Site of Ambush: On Aug 20th 1922 Michael Collins left Dublin on a mission to visit troops in his home county of Cork. Warned not to go, he told his companion, "They wouldn't shoot me in my own county."

  • Ardnacrusha_Powerstation

    Ardnacrusha powerstation completed by Seimens at a cost of £5 million in 1926.

  • Workers laying electric Cable from Ardnacrusha in 1928

  • The Governor General Tim Healy (Uncle of Kevin O'Higgins) with President W.T. Cosgrave leading the cortege of Kevin O'Higgins to Glasnevin Cemetery Sunday, 10 July 1927, O'Higgins was assassinated at the age of 35 on the Booterstown Avenue side of Cross Avenue while on his way to Mass.

  • Fellow Officers of the Free State Army Salute at the Burial of their Commander in Chief Michael Collins in Glasnevin cemetery

  • Hospital Medical Staff form a Guard of Honour at the removal of Michael Collins from St.Vincents Hospital following the embalming.

  • On 6 December 1922, Sean Hales TD a great friend of Michael Collins was killed by anti-Treaty IRA men as he left the Dáil. Another TD, Pádraic Ó Máille, was also shot and badly wounded in the incident. Sean Hales with uniform-top moments before he was shot.

  • Thousands of people waited for hours on end to pay their respects to the dead Michael Collins during his Lying-in-State in City Hall. Even British Officers and Troops paid their respects.

  • The Handover of Parkgate Military Barracks to the Free State Army 1922

  • Pall Bearers included, Liam Tobin, Tom Cullen, Leo Ahern, Charlie Dalton, Sean O'Connell, Joe Dolan, Joe O'Reilly, Charles Byrne (The Count) and Joe Hyland

  • The Collins Family relatives and friends at the graveside in Glasnevin following the burial of their Brother Michael

  • The Gandon Designed Four Courts, built between 1786 and 1796

  • The room at No 10 Downing Street where the Treaty negotiations took place

  • An Artists impression of the Treaty Negotiations at No 10. The Irish Plenipotentiaries are on the right.

  • General Dick Mulcahy who had assumed the position of Commander-in-Chief of the Army waiting with fellow Officers to receive the remains of his dead Colleague in Glasnevin

  • Meeting of the Government

  • Collins and Boland with the ref before a Hurling Match in Croke Park Aug/Sept 1921

  • Michael Collins arriving in a Taxi to Dublin Castle for the formal Handover by The Lord Lieutenant of Ireland Viscount FitzAlan of Derwent KG. PC. January 16th 1922.

  • Stafford Jail before Frongach Included in the picture are:- Sean O'Briain, Fergus Kelly, Eunan McGinley. Desmond Ryan, Denis Daly, Bryan Joyce,Eamon Dore, Joe Sweeney, J. Kilgallan, Tom Clifford, Eamon Bulfin, Colm Murphy. Frank Burke, Fergus Kclly, Michael Collins and Dr Joseph Ryan

  • On the instructions of Michael Collins, Emmet Dalton purchased during the Anglo-Irish Treaty talks of 1921, a Martinsyde Type A Mark II biplane which was put on 24-hour standby at Croydon Airport to allow Michael Collins to escape back to Ireland if the talks failed. The plane was not needed for this mission, and it became the first aircraft of the new National Army Air Service arriving in June 1922

  • 'This is how the game is Played', Michael Collins giving advice to the Kilkenny Senior Hurling Team in Sept 1921

  • Boland Collins deValera and Duggan during the Sinn Fein Árd Fheis Fubruary 1922

  • Michael Collins addressing a Pro Treaty meeting in Cork March 1922

  • Michael Collins during the London Negotiations

  • Collins and Boland in a 'Puck about' in Croke Park probably Sept 1921 during the Truce

  • A Free State Pro Treaty meeting in College Green Dublin addressed by among others Michael Collins, This was a huge turnout by the people of Dublin in support of the Government

  • Kevin O'Higgins, Michael Collins and Eamon Duggan leaving Dublin Castle following the formal Handover

  • Sir Roger Casement and John Devoy photographed in New York c 1915

  • In 1926 the Irish Sugar Manufacturing Company built a factory Carlow. In 1933 the Government established Comhlucht Siúicre Eireann to operate as a manufacturing and trading concern under the Companies Acts in the same way as private enterprise companies. It was a very successful State Enterprice providing dividends to the Government annually until shut down in 2005 - Ireland’s first sugar beet factory was located at Mountmellick, Co Laois back in 1851 when the Royal Irish Beet Root Factory was founded. This unfortunately failed after 10 years.

  • The infamous Cairo Gang

  • A meeting of the Free State Cabinet Includes Sec. McDunphy, Joe McGrath, Hugh Kennedy, Desmond Fitzgerald, Chair W.T. Cosgrave, Earnest Blythe, Kevin O'Higgins and just out of focus JJ Walshe

  • A group from Frongach internment Camp known as the 'Black Hand'

  • October 15 1842 three men came together and founded the Nation Newspaper, they were Charles Gavan Duffy, who became editor; Thomas Osborne Davis, and John Blake Dillon. Thomas Davis died at age 30 on September 16 1845

  • A Convoy of Jeeps conveying the many floral tributes to Glasnevin for the Grave of Michael Collins

  • Johnie Collins grieving over his dead brother Michael during the Lying-in-State at City Hall

  • Requiem Mass for the repose of the soul of Michael Collins on Monday August 18th in Dublins Pro Cathedral

  • The destruction of the Public Records Office June 30th 1922. Historians who met members of the Anti-Treaty IRA garrison in the Four Courts years later were told unambiguously that the blame did rest with the Anti-Treaty side. They said that The anti-Treaty IRA, in an appallingly reckless act, stored gelignite in among the archives, Two enormous mines were placed in the Public Record Office of Ireland (PROI) and two in the Land Registry Office, to be set off if attacked. Leaders of the garrison ordered that the PROI be mined for possible destruction.

  • Many Pieces of Antiquities were destroyed and never replaced such as this Statue. the Public Records Office which had been used by the Anti Treaty as an ammunition store, was the centre of a huge explosion, blowing to pieces one thousand years of Irish state and religious archives. Forty advancing Free State troops were badly injured.

  • GPO photographed from Nelsons Pillar after the Easter Rising

  • Damage caused by the attack on the Four Courts

  • The Damaged four Courts following the Explosions caused by landmines triggered when the Free State Troops entered the building

  • The Four Courts

  • This photo show the extent of the damage caused to the Four Courts

  • Led by their Commander in Chief Officers of the Army accompany the funeral of Arthur Griffith to Glasnevin Cemetery

  • The funeral cortege of Arthur Griffith

  • The Tri-colour draped Coffin of Arthur Griffith is borne to his final resting place in Glasnevin cemetery

  • The Funeral Of Arthur Griffith on O'Connell St Dublin on its way to Glasnevin Cemetery

  • Griffith & Collins on the way to a wedding in Sligo

  • Griffith, Chartes and Collins arriving for the Treaty negotiations at Downing St.

  • The extend of the damage inflicted by the gunboat Helga on O'Connell St, Dublin in 1916 can be seen in this Photo

  • The Metropole Hotel as a pile of rubble beside the GPO following the bombardment 1916

  • GPO from the Top of Nelsons Pillar

  • The Shell of the GPO following the Rising

  • The Wedding photo of Gearoid O'Sullivan to Maud Kiernan sister of Kitty seen in black in the front row. Gearoid and Maud, Michael and Kitty were to be married Oct 22nd 1922 in a double wedding.

  • First Recruit Gardai February 1922

  • The Funeral Cortege passing by Merrion Square enroute to Glasnevin Cemetery

  • This photo was taken in Portobello Barracks in front of west block and appears to be a rehearsal, or, perhaps forming up prior to departure on the day of the funeral.

  • The Union Jack is lowered and removed at Victoria Barracks Cork

  • Members of the first Dail 1919

  • On 31st January 1922 Beggars Bush Barracks became the first official Barracks to be handed over to the Irish Free State Army by British forces. The handover of the barracks was preceded by a parade of the soldiers of the 1st Brigade, commencing in the Phoenix Park, via Dublin City Hall. It was here that the 1st Brigade saluted their Commander-in-Chief Michael Collins with other ministers of state, including the first President of the Free State, Arthur Griffith.

  • O'Donovan Rossa's Funeral to Glasnevin: Pearse Oration - "They think that they have pacified Ireland. They think that they have purchased half of us and intimidated the other half. They think that they have foreseen everything, think that they have provided against everything; but, the fools, the fools, the fools! — They have left us our Fenian dead, and while Ireland holds these graves, Ireland unfree shall never be at peace."

  • On 17 May 1922 Irish troops took possession of Portabello Barracks, and it became the National Army's Headquarters under General Michael Collins. This photo shows General Eoin O'Duffy taking the Salute on the handover.