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  • in reply to: O’ Connell Street, Dublin #730390
    colm07
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    Hutton, I never said the men holding the clock were free “Staters”? The men holding the clock are indeed Red Cross, yes.

    The reason why I figure the damage to the clock was done by the Free Staters is this……

    Two clocks that I know of were on the East side of the street. The Republicans were on the East side of the street too, so it would be impossible to hit it.

    The third clock was at 55 Lr O’ Connell St (Chancellor and Sons) as well talked about by Graham. Even by a stray bullet, It’s impossible for the men in the Block to hit this clock as most of the firing was coming from Henry Street and northwards.

    Besides, the Staters had all the time in the world (within reason) to disembed the Republicans. Isnt it possible that a Stater got bored and fired at the clock as the Brits did in 1916 at Chancellor and Sons?

    Hutton is right though, thanks man. The wording of the pictures above have been re-edited so theres no misinterpretation.

    Colm

    in reply to: O’ Connell Street, Dublin #730388
    colm07
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    No problem buddy:)

    I had to throw these two pictures in. First is the Red Cross holding a souvenir of the battle of the “Block”. Somebody from the free state army had too much time on their hands, what building is missing a clock? “Boots Dublin” or the clock under the “City of Dublin” sign?

    Would you look at these eejits sitting on the ledge:D Not for me, I tell ya

    in reply to: O’ Connell Street, Dublin #730385
    colm07
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    A great loss indeed Graham! I have a map of O’ Connell St Dublin’ that was made by the Hibernian Fire and General Insurance Company, right after 1916. The building on the left of the picture you see was the Dublin United Tramway’s offices and on the right “Boot’s Dublin”. Boot’s Dublin was called Taafpe’s before it burned down in 1916.

    in reply to: O’ Connell Street, Dublin #730383
    colm07
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    Now look what they done:mad:

    in reply to: O’ Connell Street, Dublin #730382
    colm07
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    Check this out. Here is three pics of O’ Connell St during the war of independance. They are taken from the bottom of Henry St. An 18 pounder was set up and was firing on the anti- treaty IRA embedded in the “block”. The block was the area around the Gresham Hotel.

    in reply to: O’ Connell Street, Dublin #730361
    colm07
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    I have been looking at some of Graham’s photos of the GPO, both pre and post 1916. I notice that after 1916 there are square vents directly between the windows of the first and second floors. Pre 1916 there wasnt any. My first thought it was for steel support for the above floor but that doesnt make any sense…why the vent?
    What ever happened to the symbol in the triangle above the GPO columns, its gone after 1916? I apologise for my lack of vocabulary (triangle) dont know the correct term.:confused:

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