Michael Collins (Irish leader) - Wikipedia
Michael Collins ("The Big Fella") A leader of the Irish Rebellion. Director of Intelligence during the rebellion and later led the Irish Delegation in negotiations with the British to enact the Anglo-Irish Peace Treaty. Assassinated in 1922 during the Irish Civil War - he was 32 years old.
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Daily Bread in the Irish Civil War
Unsure whether this bread van was being guarded or raided, or whether the boy with the rifle was just passing by... Date: Circa 1922 NLI Ref.: HOG11
The Big Fella and The Fighting 2nd
2 of 13 armoured cars given by the British government to the National Army during the Irish Civil War. They were built on a Rolls-Royce chassis, and were armed with a .303 Vickers machine gun. The Fighting 2nd still shows 1043 CK, its British registration. Like the rest of these cars, it was later given an ARR (Armoured Rolls-Royce) no. by the National Army, in this case ARR3, while The Big Fella was designated ARR8. Read down through the comments below for great information on armoured cars…
March 20, 1918
Eamon de Valera, M.P. for East Clare at the time this portrait was taken at A.H. Poole Photographic Studio in Waterford. Wonder if he was in Waterford to raise support, as there must have been a political vacuum since John Redmond of the Irish Parliamentary Party had died on 6 March 1918... Initially thought that de Valera was wearing a lorgnette, but most commenters below have plumped for Pince-nez... Date: Wednesday, 20 March 1918 NLI Ref.: P_WP_2753
Éamon de Valera - Wikipedia
Éamon de Valera - Born in NYC to an Irish mother and a Cuban father, eventually became a leader in the Irish Rebellion of 1916 and later one of the first Presidents of the Republic of Ireland following the Irish Civil War. Was a staunch conservative and sternly religious figure.
The Great Escape – Nurse Linda Kearns
It’s been a good week for me as far as documentaries go. Along with the fantastic Seamus Ennis effort from RTE linked to below, TG4 has been on the ball too, with Ealú, a brilliant effort rev…