May 10

The Battle at Annesley Bridge – Walking tour videos now available

Annesley walking tour

The “1916 Rising: Battle at Annesley Bridge” walking tour organised by the East Wall History Group was a huge success. Led by guide Hugo McGuinness, it was estimated that almost 200 people took part. (Ironically, this was a greater number than the entire Republican garrison involved in 1916!)

The events at Annesley Bridge in 1916 generally receive only a small mention in the history of the Rising. In fact, there was fierce fighting at the time, not only at the bridge but throughout the surrounding areas. There were a great number of casualties, including civilians, though an exact figure has been difficult to compile. Our walking tour, for the first time, attempted to tell the whole story – from the radicalisation of the local residents in the years previous, to the events on Easter Week 1916 and how sporadic sniper battles continued after the Rising had ‘officially’ ended.

We hope you enjoy this video presentation, and we look forward to seeing you when we will no doubt repeat this event in the future.










Our research into this battle and other local stories from 1916 and the revolutionary period is ongoing – if you have anything to contribute (family stories , photos, memorabilia etc) please get in touch .




Thanks to Bas Ó Curraoin for his great work producing these videos.



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