Desmond FitzGerald Photographs


This collection of photographic prints forms part of the papers of Desmond FitzGerald (P80). The majority of theses photographs arise out of the Civil War but other smaller series relate to the aftermath of the Easter Rising and to the War of Independence. There are also other series of army portraits and of historical occasions photographs.

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Loreto 1916


A collection of material related to the Easter Rising 1916 from the IBVM (Loreto) Institute & Irish Province Archives, including contemporaneous accounts of the Rising as observed by the Loreto Sisters at St Stephen’s Green Dublin and Loreto Abbey Rathfarnham. The material is collated from three separate Loreto archival collections: the community archives of Loreto Abbey Rathfarnham; Loreto College, 53 St Stephen’s Green; and M. Michael Corcoran IBVM, Superior General 1888 – 1918. The collection comprises of two manuscript community annals, a military permit, picture postcards from Loreto Abbey Rathfarnham and Loreto College, 53 St Stephen’s Green, and a typed letter from M. Michael Corcoran IBVM, Superior General 1888 – 1918.

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Photograph of reception and presentation on Michael Tierney's retirement as President of UCD: Mrs. Oliver Fitzgerald, James Malachy O'Connor and Oliver Fitzgerald.


Photograph of reception and presentation on Michael Tierney's retirement as President of UCD: Mrs. Oliver Fitzgerald, James Malachy O'Connor and Oliver Fitzgerald.

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A soldier on duty outside a ruined building


The photograph possibly has been taken near the Munster and Leinster Bank on Sackville Street (current address: 10-11 O'Connell Street Lower, Dublin 1); the gables of other badly damaged buildings are visible in the background.

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The General Post Office showing extensive damage: façade view


The photograph has been taken from Nelson's Pillar. Showing the façade of the GPO, with its gutted interior, silhouetted against a dark sky. Members of the public are walking by the GPO in the murky gloom, and a soldier or policeman appears to be on duty.

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The General Post Office showing extensive damage: view from Henry Street


The photograph has been taken from Henry Street. Many of the buildings on Moore Street and Henry Street have been totally demolished. Nelson's Pillar is silhouetted against the skyline.

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A man lying with closed eyes in a bed


Photograph of a man (possibly dead or wounded) lying with closed eyes in a bed. His nose is bandaged.

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A terraced house


Photograph of a terraced house (possibly in the Marrowbone area of North Belfast); the door appears to have been kicked in; a small child is standing in the foreground.

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Interior of a house showing extensive damage


Photograph of the interior of a house showing extensive damage to its walls and bits of furnishings, including an iron bedstead, lying in a jumbled mass.

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Interior of a substantial building which has been completely gutted by fire


Photograph of the interior of a substantial building which has been completely gutted by fire; it seems to have consisted of four floors over a basement.

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