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.

1921: Eamon de Valera, Arthur Griffiths and party colleagues following negotiations for the formation of the Irish Free State.Anglo-Irish Treaty correspondence released in eBook Communications between Michael Collins, Eamon de Valera and others involved in the negotiations are now available on Kindle and iPad.

1921: Eamon de Valera, Arthur Griffiths and party colleagues following negotiations for the formation of the Irish Free State.Anglo-Irish Treaty correspondence released in eBook Communications between Michael Collins, Eamon de Valera and others involved in the negotiations are now available on Kindle and iPad.

Michael Collins (Irish Revolutionary Leader and Minister for Finance) signs the Anglo/Irish Treaty amidst a delegation of Irish and British officials at 22 Hans Place London on December 6th 1921. [563x419px]

Michael Collins (Irish Revolutionary Leader and Minister for Finance) signs the Anglo/Irish Treaty amidst a delegation of Irish and British officials at 22 Hans Place London on December 6th 1921. [563x419px]

Anglo-Irish Treaty - The Anglo-Irish Treaty was agreed to end the 1919-1921 Irish War of Independence between the Irish Republic and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. The treaty provided for a self-governing Irish state, having its own army and police. The Treaty also allowed Northern Ireland (the six north-eastern counties – Fermanagh, Antrim, Tyrone, Londonderry, Armagh and Down – where the majority population was of the Protestant religion) to opt out of the new state and…

Anglo-Irish Treaty - The Anglo-Irish Treaty was agreed to end the 1919-1921 Irish War of Independence between the Irish Republic and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. The treaty provided for a self-governing Irish state, having its own army and police. The Treaty also allowed Northern Ireland (the six north-eastern counties – Fermanagh, Antrim, Tyrone, Londonderry, Armagh and Down – where the majority population was of the Protestant religion) to opt out of the new state and…

Anglo-Irish Treaty 1921

Anglo-Irish Treaty 1921

Irish delegates at the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty, which led to establishment of the Irish Free State, London, 6th December 1921. Standing, left to right: Desmond FitzGerald, secretary Fionan Lynch, secretary John Chartres and Mr Art O'Brian. Seated, left to right: Sinn Fein founder and chairman of the delegation, Arthur Griffith, Robert Barton, Eamonn Duggan, George Gavan Duffy and secretary Erskine Childers.

Irish delegates at the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty, which led to establishment of the Irish Free State, London, 6th December 1921. Standing, left to right: Desmond FitzGerald, secretary Fionan Lynch, secretary John Chartres and Mr Art O'Brian. Seated, left to right: Sinn Fein founder and chairman of the delegation, Arthur Griffith, Robert Barton, Eamonn Duggan, George Gavan Duffy and secretary Erskine Childers.

‘Secret’ Anglo-Irish Treaty of 6 December 1921 now online

‘Secret’ Anglo-Irish Treaty of 6 December 1921 now online

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