An image from the Irish Civil War. The Irish Civil War (Irish: Cogadh Cathartha na hÉireann; 28 June 1922 – 24 May 1923) followed the Irish War of Independence and accompanied the establishment of the Irish Free State; an entity independent from the United Kingdom but within the British Empire.
This picture features Father Dominic being led away by Free State Troops. He was in the Four Courts ministering First and Spiritual Aid to the IRA Garrison, Commanded by Ernie O'Malley, as it was shelled by Free State Artillery in June 1922. It marked the beginning of a very bitter Civil War.
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