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Watch: What Dublin looked like after the Easter Rising

Archive footage shows a barely recognisable city in the weeks after the violence.

MANY OF YOU will no doubt be familiar with those iconic images of Dublin lying in ruins following the 1916 Rising.

Homes and businesses across the city were damaged by shelling of key rebel garrisons and widespread looting.

As we remember the uprising today, take a trip back in time to see what the capital looked like once the fighting died down.

Rare archive footage from British Pathé shows members of the public walking through rubble after the end of hostilities.

The O’Connell Street area, which was largely destroyed by shelling, can be seen below, as well as the many bombed-out buildings that lined the Liffey.

Source: British Pathé/YouTube

This second video shows the destruction wrought on the old Liberty Hall, then the HQ of the Irish Citizen Army, after it was bombarded by the British gunboat Helga.

Look at the damage also done to the GPO – only its walls seem to remain.

Source: British Pathé/YouTube

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