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A WD Hogan snap of a Dublin Republican barricade

An interesting exhibition in Temple Bar, of the photography of W.D Hogan taken between 1920 and 1923, taking in the Tan War and the Civil War. During work experience as a youngster in Collins Barracks I got a unique insight of the Cashman Archive, taking in the work of Joseph Cashman in the ‘revolutionary years’ with fantastic images from Dublin in particular at the time. Cashman got many great shots of the personalities and forces of the time, including both the Citizen Army and the Irish Volunteers.

This exhibition, opening on the 16th of January, is of different stock. Here, there is a particular emphasis on the ordinary people of the city and country, as war raged around them. Hogan was given the official sanction of Sinn Féin during the Tan War, and later that of the state army.

The National Photographic Archives site observes that

The 167 photographs featuring in the exhibition were compiled by Captain Rev Denis J Wilson, Chaplain to the Free State army during the 1920s.

Interestingly, the exhibition contains photos of state-forces entering Cork after the fall of the ‘Munster Republic’, the last stronghold of republicans holding out against the Anglo-Irish Treaty, and photos of the burning of Balbriggen by Black and Tans, along with shots of iconic events like the burning of the Custom House and the assault on the Four Courts.

Opening Hours (Runs until May 24th)
National Photographic Archive, Temple Bar

Mon – Fri: 10am – 5pm
Saturday: 10am – 2.00pm

Fantastic images of the 1913-22 period can be viewed at the National Library Digital Collection

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