You Know What Day It Is, Don’t You?



On this day (December 7), in 1921, the Irish Free State Treaty was signed between Ireland and Britain.


The Irish delegation went to England on the Government Ferry at a then exorbitant 1500 guineas. Collins even claimed for ‘moustache wax’.

The delegation includes, seated from left, Sinn Fein founder Arthur Griffith (1871 – 1922), E.J. Duggan, Michael Collins (1890 – 1922) and politician Robert Barton (1881 – 1975). Standing from left are author Robert Erskine Childers (1870 – 1922), lawyer George Gavan Duffy (1882 – 1951), and John Chartres.

A Day That Shook The World (London Independent)

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