The shell of the G.P.O. on Sackville Street (later O'Connell Street), Dublin in the aftermath of the 1916 Rising

Centenary Special

History Hub presents a new ‘From the Archives’ series which features documents relating to events in Ireland 100 years ago.

This special monthly series features selected documents from UCD Archives which give a particular insight into events in Ireland 100 years ago. The documents featured in the series so far are:


January: Terence MacSwiney letter to his sister Peg (January 30 1914).

February: Letter from Michael Joseph (The) O’Rahilly (February 13 1914).

March: Letter from Michael Moynihan to John Moynihan (March 23 1914)

April: Minutes of the Emergency Committee of the Leinster Football Association (April 28 1914).

May: Mary Spring Rice letters to Michael Joseph (The) O’Rahilly, 1 and 9 May 1914 (May 1 & 9 1914).

June: Joseph O’Dóláin (Ardee Irish Volunteers) to Eoin MacNeill (June 15 1914).

July: Programme of Grand Tournament and Military Fete, Castlebar (12 July 1914)

August: John Redmond to Tom Kettle, 25 August 1914 (25 August 1914)

September: Statement to the Irish Volunteers, 24 September 1914 (24 September 1914)

October: Minute book of the Belgian Refugees’ Committee

December: Col. Maurice Moore to ‘Lord Mayor’ [Lorcan Sherlock], (25 December 1914)


January: Desmond and Mabel FitzGerald Papers (January 1915).

February: Records of the Literary and Historical Society (February 1915).

March: Letter from Patrick Pearse to Eamon de Valera (11 March 1915).

April: Letter from Edward Nolan to The O’Rahilly (29 April 1915).

Image: ‘The shell of the G.P.O. on Sackville Street (later O’Connell Street), Dublin in the aftermath of the 1916 Rising’. Source: National Library of Ireland on The Commons (Life goes on…Uploaded by russavia) [see page for license], via Wikimedia Commons