Below are two pics, and an newspaper article from the time outlining how Messers Guinness & Co donated lorrys to the British forces, which were subsequently transformed into armoured vehicles, to put down the easter rising.
[center][size=3][font=arial]‘The rising in Ireland of Easter 1916 saw the introduction of improvised [/font][/size][/center][center][size=3][font=arial]armoured vehicles on the streets of Dublin. Several lorry’s supplied by the Guinness brewery Dublin were armoured at the G.S.&.W.R (Great Southern & Western Railways) Inchicore Dublin and made available to the British army’[/font][/size]
All were ordinary motor lorries, with boilers attached on the back, with slits cut out for visibility and firing.
[font=Consolas][size=3]‘During the evening the detachment of the 6[sup]th[/sup] Reserve Cavalry Regiment escorting ammunition and rifles from North Wall, and had been held up in Charles street was relieved by armoured motor lorry’s, which had been roughly armoured with boiler plates by the Inchicore railway works and placed at my disposal by Messrs.’ Guinness.’[/size][/font]
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