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

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

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.

The proclamation of Irish Independence by Irish Republicans during the Easter Rising of

Fight For Irish Independence - YouTube

Fight For Irish Independence - YouTube

Gravesite of Irish Freedom Fighter,IRA volunteer, INLA Chief of Staff and Bellaghy native Dominic McGlinchey RIP. Also the gravesite of Mary (O'Neill) McGlinchey (Toome Native) Dominic's wife, who dedicated her life to the cause of Irish Independence, socialism and the people of South Derry/Antrim, RIP.

Gravesite of Irish Freedom Fighter,IRA volunteer, INLA Chief of Staff and Bellaghy native Dominic McGlinchey RIP. Also the gravesite of Mary (O'Neill) McGlinchey (Toome Native) Dominic's wife, who dedicated her life to the cause of Irish Independence, socialism and the people of South Derry/Antrim, RIP.

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

Michael Collins, was an Irish revolutionary leader, Minister for Finance and Teachta Dála (TD) for Cork South in the First Dáil of Director of Intelligence for the IRA, and member of the Irish delegation during the Anglo-Irish Treaty negotiations.

Patrick Pearse, Irish Catholic leader of the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin which led to Irish independence. More about this here … http://corjesusacratissimum.org/2015/07/patrick-pearse-and-bachmann-turner-overdrive/

Patrick Pearse, Irish Catholic leader of the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin which led to Irish independence.

Helena Moloney (1884-1967), Irish Independence fighter, feminist, trade unionist, fought & was imprisoned in Dublin in 1916.

Helena Moloney Irish Independence fighter, feminist, trade unionist, fought was imprisoned in Dublin in

Daniel McCarthy, 1866. From the Mountjoy Prison Portraits of Irish Independence, NYPL...This fellow looks like someone I could split a fifth of bourbon with...

Daniel McCarthy, From the Mountjoy Prison Portraits of Irish Independence, NYPL.This fellow looks like someone I could split a fifth of bourbon with.

Women's suffrage & the Irish independence movement worked side by side. The 1916 Proclamation was the first national political document to proclaim equal rights for women.

Women's suffrage & the Irish independence movement worked side by side. The 1916 Proclamation was the first national political document to proclaim equal rights for women.

Short History of Irish Independence (Reprint) (Paperback) (J. J. Lee)

Short History of Irish Independence (Reprint) (Paperback) (J. J. Lee)

Michael Collins - Debunking another myth about the Irish independence leader's death http://www.historyisnowmagazine.com/blog/2014/10/5/michael-collins-a-myth-about-the-irish-independence-leaders-death#.VDvHpoZx0xA=

Michael Collins - A myth about the Irish independence leader's death

Michael Collins - Debunking another myth about the Irish independence leader's death http://www.historyisnowmagazine.com/blog/2014/10/5/michael-collins-a-myth-about-the-irish-independence-leaders-death#.VDvHpoZx0xA=

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