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Civil War

Following the return from London with the truce document, many elements amongst those fighting were unhappy with the terms laid out and wanted to continue the fight. This brought about the saddest period in Irish history that pitted neighbour against neighbour and brother against brother and has lead to bitterness that has continued in parts of Ireland for decades.

From June 1922 – May 1923, Free State forces under General Michael Collins fought against anti-treaty forces in a bloody and heart wrenching war of attrition.

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