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Inside the GPO 1916

By rareAdmin, Monday, 18th April 2022 | 0 comments
Filed under: Memorabilia.

Rare photo taken inside the GPO on Easter Monday 1916. There were only 2 photos taken inside the GPO during the 1916 rising. They were taken by a young volunteer named Joseph Cripps. He was out walking on Easter Monday when he heard the gunfire coming from the centre of the city. He rushed home to get his first aid kit and made his way to the GPO. He had his camera with him but unfortunately only had two exposures left on his roll of film. He was arrested by the British and questioned but let go, he had hidden the roll of film in his sock.

The volunteers are from left, Desmond O’Reilly, James Mooney, Paddy Byrne, John Doyle, Tom McGrath, Hugh Thornton, John Joseph Twamly and Bernard Friel.