In 1922, Ireland was once more a battlefield, as the Civil War saw conflict break out all over the country. In this interactive series, photographer David Cleary returns to locations captured on film back in 1922 and takes new photographs showing how those settings have changed - or not.
This 1922 photo shows National Army soldiers walking cautiously across O'Connell Street during a lull in the fighting during the Battle of Dublin in summer 1922. As a result of the fighting there at the very end of June and the start of July, an entire block on the far side of the street was destroyed. That, combined with the increased greenery of O'Connell Street, means that this view has been transformed since 1922. But the Parnell Monument and the buildings at the junction of Parnell Square, Parnell Street and O'Connell Street remain unchanged from the days when the centre of Dublin became a battleground.
Original photo courtesy of OPW/Kilmainham Gaol Archives 20PO-1A34-18