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

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.

1916 100 Years of Irish Independence : From the Easter Rising to the Present (Hardcover) (Tim Pat

1916 100 Years of Irish Independence : From the Easter Rising to the Present (Hardcover) (Tim Pat

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.

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 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.

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.

#OTD in 1943 – Death of suffragist, trade unionist and Irish independence activist, Winifred Carney, in Belfast. – Stair na hÉireann/History of Ireland

#OTD in 1943 – Death of suffragist, trade unionist and Irish independence activist, Winifred Carney, in Belfast. – Stair na hÉireann/History of Ireland

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.

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

One of the most famous images in Irish history: the proclamation of an Irish Republic handed out at the start of the Easter Rising, 1916.

One of the most famous images in Irish history: the proclamation of an Irish Republic handed out at the start of the Easter Rising,

A Volunteer of the Irish Republican Army on active service in the British Occupied North of Ireland, armed with an American-supplied M16 assault rifle, early 1980s

A Volunteer of the Irish Republican Army on active service in the British Occupied North of Ireland, armed with an American-supplied assault rifle, early

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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