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    The Irish Civil War of 1922-1923 was a brief but bloody conflict that like every Civil War, pitched brother against brother. Over 800 Irish Army Free state soldiers were killed and 2,000-3,000 Irish Republican Army (IRA) members also lost their lives.

    A video with some up close footage of the fighting that took place in Dublin in 1922:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0nL68yLtG0




    The four courts building in Dublin, 1922. It was the center of the heavy fighting that took place in the city during the war. IRA members were held up inside being bombarded by Irish Army Free state troops using British loaned artillery.



    This picture features Father Dominic being led away by Free State Troops. He was in the Four Courts ministering First and Spiritual Aid to the IRA Garrison, Commanded by Ernie O'Malley, as it was shelled by Free State Artillery in June 1922. It marked the beginning of a very bitter Civil War.

    Armoured Car

    Armoured Car

    Irish Army sharpshooters, Dublin 1922.

    Free state troops in front of the bank of Ireland, College Green

    Armoured Car and Fire Pump, Sackville Street

    Free State Troops? forcing their way in. Location unknown.

    "Slievenamon." The Armoured Car that escorted Michael Collins.

    Firemen. Unknown location.

    The base of Nelson's Pillar on Sackville Street as seen from Henry Street.

    Henry Street at junction with Sackville Street.

    Same location as photo above. Irish Free State Troops manning a British gun.

    Free State soldiers in the four courts.

    Unknown funeral procession.

    Mackey's at Sackville Street.

    Part of Michael Collins' funeral procession? Saint Mary's Cathedral, August 8th 1922.

    Funeral or memorial service.

    Gunmen. IRA? Unknown location.

    Irish Republican Army (IRA) volunteers behind a barricade, Dublin 1922.

    IRA volunteers, Dublin 1922.

    Armoured Car with Free State troops, somewhere in the countryside.


    The Four Courts in the aftermath of the fighting.
    Please feel free to contribute more photos. Sadly, I believe there are not many that exist of this conflict.

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    wow, incredible, thank you

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    Go raibh maith agat

    Excellent post / photos!

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    Cool, never seen that before.

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    Cool Photos.

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    The Armoured Cars are built on Rolls-Royce Chassis :-

    Specifications:-

    Weight (empty): 3.8 tons,

    Max Armour: 8mm,

    Max Speed: 55mph on a straight and level road,

    Gearbox: 4 speed, Cone Clutch,

    Wheelbase: 12 Foot,

    Length: 16ft 7 inches,

    Width: 6f 3inches,

    Height: 7ft 6inches,

    Crew: 4,

    Armament: 1 Vickers Machine Gun,

    Radius of Action / Range 120 miles.

    Designations used include:-
    "Danny Boy" / later "Tom Keogh", Reg: YI 6449 Army No: ARR1.

    "Slievenamon", Reg: YI 6450, Army No: ARR2.

    "The Fighting 2nd", Reg: YI 6451, Army No:ARR3.

    "The Baby", Reg: YI 6452, Army No:ARR4.

    "Mutineer", Reg: YI 6453, Army No:ARR5.

    "Custom House", Reg: YI 6454, Army No:ARR6.

    "Moneygall", Reg: YI 6455, Army No:ARR7.

    "The Big "Fella", Reg: YI 6456, Army No:ARR8.

    "Ex-Mutineer", Reg:YI 6457, Army No:ARR9.

    "Flying Fifty", Reg: YI 6458, Army No:ARR10.

    "Kilmichael", Reg: YI 6459, Army No:ARR11.

    "Knockana", Reg: YI 6460, Army No:ARR12.

    "High Chief", Reg: YI 6461, Army No:ARR13.
    The Artillery Piece pictured in the photos is an ex-British Artillery 18 Pounder Field Gun.

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    Excellent Photos.. Thanks!!

    +1

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    Excellent pictures.
    Thanks!

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    Great pictures, I'm now off to look into the Irish Civil War a bit more.

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    Very nice I haven't seen those for many years now nice to know that some one saved them.

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