Earlier in the month, we posted a piece looking at the George II monument in St. Stephen’s Green, which was bombed in May 1937. The monument stood in the centre of the Green from 1758 until the eventual destruction of the work, which was not the first bombing carried out against it.
Since publishing the piece I picked up this great original press image of the scene following the attack. Gardaí, photographers and journalists mingle and the total destruction of the monument is clearly visible:
Every Saturday morning at 11.30am I do a tour of St. Stephen’s Green park at 11.30am from the Little Museum of Dublin. Poor old George II is one of the stories told on this tour. More information available from the Museum website.