Dublin City Council has acquired a unique Dublin Fire Brigade Ambulance log-book which covers the period of the Easter Rising, 24-29 April 1916. The log-book relates to Tara Street Fire Station and records hour-by-hour the response of the Dublin ambulance service to those injured in the Rising.
Right: Fire Brigade historian Tom Geraghty, City Archivist Mary Clark and City Librarian Margaret Hayes seen here with the Fire brigade log book. (Clickimage to view larger version)
Details are given regarding the call-out of ambulances throughout Easter Week, giving names, addresses and ages of victims with an account of injuries suffered and the name of the hospital to which they were delivered. Read more »