Armed British soldiers standing in the middle of the ruins of Henry Street and appear to be staring into the Ruins of Bewley Sons and Co (Ltd) Provisions and general merchant. Workmen clear the rubble from outside No.21 Henry St. The Coliseum Theatre, and No.22 to 23 Henry St. E. Morris Merchant Tailor. In the background, Nelsons Pillar and the side of the GPO.
This was the northernmost rebel position during the insurrection. It was one of the first areas to be secured by the Volunteers, extending their line down to the Liffey through Sackville Street. The buildings around here were bombarded by artillery and the garrisons were surrounded by raging fires.
High Quality image from the Original glass plate courtesy of (with Reproduction permission) the National Library of Ireland
Size 30cm x 20cm (12” x 8”)