Monday, 25 March 2013

From the Diary of Michael Collins

The following is a reproduction of an item that appeared in the Michael Collins Memorial Foundation Supplement of August 20th 1966. It is a copy of a page from the diary of Michael Collins written at Christmas 1921 following the signing of the Articles of Agreement with the British representatives, and before it was brought before Dail Eireann for approval or rejection. Extract:

For Xmas 1921
You ask me for a message to the American
people regarding the Treaty. I can only say
that the rights established for Ireland by the
Articles of Agreement do give this country
a starting point. It puts the future largely in our
own hands and if we are only strong enough
and bold enough we shall go through triumphantly
to the end.

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