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Michael Collins, was an Irish revolutionary leader, Minister for Finance & Teachta Dala (TD) for Cork South in the First Dail of 1919, Director of Intelligence for the IRA, & member of the Irish delegation during the Anglo-Irish Treaty negotiations. Subsequently, he was both Chairman of the Provisional Government & Commander-in-Chief of the National Army. Throughout this time, he was also President of the Irish Republican Army. Collins was shot & killed in August 1922.

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10 Terrific Places You Must Experience In Dublin, Ireland

10 Terrific Places You Must Experience In Dublin, Ireland - Hand Luggage Only - Travel, Food & Photography Blog

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Michael Collins, Revolutionary And Founder Of The Irish Free State. Photo 1919. He did what was thought to be impossible.

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June 1922: Irish Free State soldiers patrolling the streets of Dublin during the Siege of the Four Courts, the headquarters of the anti-Treaty Republicans during the Irish Civil War. (Photo by Walshe/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

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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.

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Penal Laws..Laws imposed on the Irish by the British this is inspirational because of the folks that stuck to their heritage.

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