Context and History


Context and History


Centenary of the 1916 Rising in Dublin


Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland


RCSI 'Surgeons and Insurgents' exhibition




31 March 2016


Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland



Collection Items

The Aftermath
The results of the 1916 Rising and it's impact on the structural components of RCSI is detailed here in this short account of the aftermath.

A short contextual account of how the Irish rebels surrendered to British forces at the end of the 1916 Rising.

James Duncan's account of the Rising
A collection of letters detailing the experience of the Rising from the perspective of James Duncan, the porter at RCSI during the time that the Rising occurred.

Timeline of the Rising
A timeline of the events of Easter Week 1916.

Landmark Buildings
A source detailing the most important landmark buildings used as defence posts by the insurgents during the 1916 Rising.

Collection of Exhibition Displays
A selection of photographs, depicting some elements of the RCSI 'Surgeons and Insurgents' exhibition.

Poster Boards
Poster boards outlining the details and events of the insurgents' occupation of RCSI during the Rising.

Images of St. Stephen's Green from the windows RCSI and the Shelbourne Hotel c. 1900.
Images of St.Stephen's Green as it would have been seen from RCSI by the insurgents and from the Shelbourne Hotel by the British military forces during the Rising (photographs c. 1900).
At noon on Easter Monday, 24 April, Commandant Michael Mallin…

Map of Dublin in 1916
A map and accompanying narrative, stating RCSI's relationship with St. Stephen's Green, both of which were instrumental locations in the narrative of the 1916 Rising. The map was part of the exhibition in order to contextualise RCSI in the greater…
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