This was the large building beside what is now the Harcourt Luas stop, opposite a bar. Built in 1859, Frank Robbins’ section of the ICA took control of the station just after midday on Easter Monday.
In her book, Doing My Bit For Ireland, Margaret Skinnider recalled: “I was sent out to learn if the Harcourt Street Station had been occupied by our men. This had been done, and already telegraph wires there, as well as elsewhere, had been cut to isolate Dublin. Telephone wires were cut, too, but one was overlooked. By that wire word of the rising reached London much sooner than otherwise would have been the case.”