Clanwilliam House

Clanwilliam House

Clanwilliam House and Mount Street Bridge
Now office space for the ESB, some of the most vicious and bloody activity of the Easter Rising centred on these locations, as British reinforcements found trying to make their way from Kingstown (Dun Laoghaire) to the city centre.

On Monday, the Volunteers at Clanwilliam House, at the city side of the bridge, fired on columns of the elderly Home Defence Force styled Georgius Rex (King George) and nicknamed ‘Gorgeous Wrecks’ by Dubliners, killing a number of them.

On Wednesday, as a large military company tried to force its way down Northumberland Road towards the city centre, Lieutenant Michael Malone, Volunteer James Grace and two others in No25 held off the advance before being overcome by greater numbers.

Mount Street Bridge was one of the major engagements of the Rising with witnesses recalling huge British casualties.