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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.

An image from the Irish Civil War. The Irish Civil War (Irish: Cogadh Cathartha…

An Irishman looking through a bullet-riddled window pane during the Irish Civil War.  Dublin, 1922.    Photo by Walter Doughty.

An Irishman looking through a bullet-riddled window pane during the Irish Civil War. Dublin, Photo by Walter Doughty. Lost Scribes : Makes me think of Shandor Rei

Irish Civil War Brigade flag

Irish Civil War Brigade flag - Visit to grab an amazing super hero shirt now on sale!

On this day, 28th June 1922 Michael Collins gave the order to bombard the Four Courts with artillery shells in an attempt to remove anti-Treaty IRA. This was to be the start of the Irish Civil War.

June 1922 Michael Collins gave the order to bombard the Four Courts with artillery shells in an attempt to remove anti-Treaty IRA. This was to be the start of the Irish Civil War.

Catholic children from Belfast relocated in Dublin during the Irish Civil War, 1922

Catholic children being relocated during the Irish civil War, Dublin, Ireland, photograph by Topical Press Agency (photographer unattributed).

The fighting Irish, Civil War flag of the 9th Massachusetts. Found on Google from gettysburgflag.com

The fighting Irish, Civil War flag of the Massachusetts. The unit is an Irish heritage unit, with many volunteers having been born in Ireland. It is also known as "The Fighting Ninth".

Michael Collins ("The Big Fella") A leader of the Irish Rebellion.  Director of Intelligence during the rebellion and later led the Irish Delegation in negotiations with the British to enact the Anglo-Irish Peace Treaty.  Assassinated in 1922 during the Irish Civil War - he was 32 years old.

Today is the anniversary of the death of Irish revolutionary leader Michael Collins. On August Collins was shot and killed while fighting for freedom during the Irish Civil War. Check out his family tree on Geni!

These were Childers' last words to his firing squad before he was executed in 1922 during the Irish Civil War.

16 Manly Last Words

"Take a step forward lads, it will be easier that way". These were Childers' last words to his firing squad before he was executed in 1922 during the Irish Civil War.

Free State Snipers in Stephens Green, Dublin 1922

Snipers of the Free State Army, Stephens Green, Dublin 1922 Irish Civil War. BEFORE THE FALL is a sweeping, multigenerational tale set in Ireland and San Francisco. A novel about learning to integrate the drive for freedom with the need to belong.

Irish Civil War handwritten letter

Irish Civil War: Letters on the Eve of Execution

John Dorney lays out the need-to-know facts about the Irish Civil war of 1922-23. For more detailed articles see, The Irish Story, Civil War archive. The Irish Civil war was a conflict between Iris…

John Dorney lays out the need-to-know facts about the Irish Civil war of For more detailed articles see, The Irish Story, Civil War archive. The Irish Civil war was a conflict between Iris…

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