1916 Easter Rising Michale Collins Prints

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NEWRY, Ireland - June 21, 2014 - PRLog -- Have you seen this new 1916-easter-rising.com website from Irishshopper ltd. This website sells a lot of very unique products aiming to commemorate the 1916 Easter Rising and new products are being added all the time.

Some examples of these products are these three high quality Michael Collins prints.

Michael Collins is widely regarded as the most charismatic political leader in the history of twentieth century Ireland. His premature and violent death was deeply mourned at the time and has been regarded by many historians since as an irreparable loss for the newly independent nation.

Collins was born in Clonakilty, County Cork. After joining the civil service, he moved to London in 1906 and worked there in the post office and in a stockbrokers\' firm and at the Board of Trade. Quickly developing a keen interest in Irish politics among exiled nationalists, he joined the Gaelic League and the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB). He became convinced that independence could only be achieved by force. Aware that a rising was being planned, he returned to Ireland and served as aide to Joseph Plunkett in the GPO during Easter week. Afterwards he was interned at Frongoch, north Wales, released at Christmas 1916 and came back to Ireland. Immediately he set about the rebuilding of the IRB. In 1917, he was elected to the executive of Sinn Féin and was returned as an MP for the party as the representative for both South Cork and for Tyrone at the general election in December 1918. Meanwhile he came effectively to control the re-formed Irish Volunteers. When Dáil Éireann was established in January 1919, he was appointed Minister of Home Affairs and in April Minister of Finance. In this role he organised the Dail loan which financed the republicans\' alternative government.

During the Anglo-Irish war Collins played a vital part in co-ordinating the IRA\'s military campaign. His undercover network especially in Dublin was renowned; his \'squad\' eliminated the British government\'s intelligence sources in the city. He was a reluctant Sinn Féin delegate during the Treaty negotiations. Together with Arthur Griffith, he dominated the Irish representatives and extracted most of the concessions secured from Lloyd George. Revealing his instinctive pragmatism, he regarded the settlement as a \'first step\' towards obtaining a 32 county republic and played a vital part in gaining Dail ratification of it.

These three prints are all different sizes, have different designs and are available to order from the following links while stocks last.


All products are securly packaged for worldwide dispatch.

Below is some additional information about the Easter Rising.

The Easter Rising, also known as the Easter Rebellion was an armed rebellion against British rule in Ireland which took place during Easter week in 1916. The rebellion began on Easter Monday and was led by Patrick Pearse along with Irish citizen army which was headed by James Connolly. They were also joined by members of Cumann na mBann. Together they seized key locations across Dublin City and declared the Irish Republic independent of the United Kingdom. The main focal point for the uprising was the General Post Office (GPO) in Dublin where James Connolly, Patrick Pearse, Tom Clarke, Seán Mac Dermottand Jospeh Plunkett were stationed. At the GPO, the republicans also flew two republican flags while Patrick Pearse read a proclamation of the republic. Throughout the city, Republicans took up other locations such as the Jacobs biscuit factory, Boland’s Mill, the hospital complex at South Dublin Union as well as the adjoining distillery at Marrowbone Lane.

However the activists in the rebellion were outnumbered by British army and the rebellion was brought under control which caused Pearse to agree to an unconditional surrender on Saturday 29th April. After appearing in front of a court martial, a lot of the leaders of the rebellion were executed. Even though the rebellion initially failed, it did succeed in bringing the topic of republicanism to the forefront of Irish politics and support for the movement continued to grow over time. Then in December 1918, the republicans who were represented by Sinn Fein won 73 seats out of 105 in the general election to the British Parliament. On 21st January 1919 the independence of the Irish republic was declared.

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