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Eamon de Valera (centre) strongly opposed the 1922 Anglo-Irish Treaty that brought about the partition of Ireland.

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Easter Rising and the Black and Tans in Ireland

1916 Easter Rising Irish War of Independence Great grandparents Memories #Irishhistory #Irishfolklore #Ireland

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Loch Leven Castle. It was here in 1567 that Mary, Queen of Scots was imprisoned and forced to abdicate before her dramatic escape a year later

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The Easter Uprising, as it came to be known, was soon put down by a wave of British troops and Michael Collins was sent to a Welsh prison.

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One of the most famous images in Irish history: the proclamation of an Irish Republic handed out at the start of the Easter Rising, 1916.

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Michael Collins (Irish revolutionary leader, financial minister,Director of Intelligence of the IRA) He was key in the Irish War of Independence and tried to work with England and it's Parliament to achieve such. In the Irish Treaty which he signed it made Ireland a free state

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The proclamation of Irish Independence by Irish Republicans during the Easter Rising of 1916. The uprising was brutally crushed and several leaders were executed by British forces; however, the defeat served as a rallying cry for Irish independence, resulting in a protracted insurgency and eventual Irish independence in 1922.

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