On 20 September 1922, during the Irish Civil War, an Irish Republican Army column, including an armoured car were cornered in Sligo. The car was destroyed by another armoured car belonging to the Irish Free State's National Army, and six of the IRA soldiers fled up the Benbulbin's slopes. In the end, all were killed, allegedly after they had surrendered. They are known as the "Noble Six"
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.
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)
The Anglo-Irish Treaty was signed in London on 6 December 1921 and is an agreement signed by both parties (Great Britain and Ireland). Description from mareikeen903.wordpress.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images
This official handbook of the Irish Free State (printed in 1932) is the most amazing production, filled with woodblock engravings by the likes of Harry Kernoff and images by Paul Henry, and it was printed on paper from the Swiftbrook Paper Mills in Dublin...