Lot 199

Irish Independence.-

Stop Press- Poblacht na Heireann, broadside headed ‘The Fight Goes On’, issued by the Army Executive on behalf of the Irish Republican Army, featuring despatch from Liam Mellows, browning, folding and creasing, minor splitting along central fold, folio, Dublin, 2 July 1922.

***In protest against the Anglo-Irish treaty of 1921, IRA men occupied the Four Courts in Dublin in April 1922, turning it into a garrison. In response to the killing of Henry Wilson, the Free State, with British support, opened an artillery bombardment on the Four Courts on 28 June, thereby setting off the Battle of Dublin, which lasted until 5 July.

Estimate: £300-£400