Thursday 16 February 2012

First ten years of the Irish Free State

In 1922 Ireland was partitioned. In the Irish Free State, a bloody but short civil war followed between different factions of the old IRA - one half accepting dominion status under the Crown as the new army of the Irish Free State, the other refusing to accept British overlordship and unwilling to rest until a fully fledged republic was born. The Free State side won - but then what?

A fascinating and critical account of the first ten years of the Irish Free State's existence is now available in an excellent blog post at If you think you know the history of Ireland, this might provide a new and valuable insight.

(With thanks to @FindmyPastie)


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