#Otd 1922: The Irish Free State, Saorstát Éireann, came into being. For 1 day it encompassed all of Ireland. 7 Dec, N Ireland opted out & remained part of UK. 📷1st stamp (included whole of Ireland) issued 6 Dec 1922. 📷British stamps were overprinted with Saorstát Éireann. pic.twitter.com/DzwWMpq3Tw
— Irish History Bitesize! (@lorraineelizab6) December 6, 2021
It will come again.
This day 100 years ago – 6 December 1921 – the Anglo-Irish Treaty was signed.
It offered the Irish Free State “the same constitutional status” as Canada or Australia, but allowed Northern Ireland to opt out of its jurisdiction.
It was later passed in the Dáil by 64-57 votes. pic.twitter.com/e7e8RQd78P
— This Day in Irish History (@ThisDayIrish) December 6, 2021