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  • Ireland
    Tuesday Feb 1, 1921

    Irish War of Independence

    The First execution under martial law of an IRA man took place

    Ireland
    Tuesday Feb 1, 1921

    On 1 February, the first execution under martial law of an IRA man took place. Cornelius Murphy of Millstreet, Cork was shot in Cork city.




  • Ireland
    Friday Mar 11, 1921

    Irish War of Independence

    State of war with England

    Ireland
    Friday Mar 11, 1921

    on 11 March, Dáil Éireann President Éamon de Valera called for acceptance of a "state of war with England". The Dail voted unanimously to empower him to declare war whenever he saw fit, but he did not formally do so.




  • Cork, Ireland
    Saturday Mar 19, 1921

    Irish War of Independence

    Crossbarry Ambush

    Cork, Ireland
    Saturday Mar 19, 1921

    On 19 March 1921, Tom Barry's 100-strong West Cork IRA unit fought an action against 1,200 British troops – the Crossbarry Ambush. Barry's men narrowly avoided being trapped by converging British columns and inflicted between ten and thirty killed on the British side.




  • Kerry, Ireland
    Monday Mar 21, 1921

    Irish War of Independence

    Train at the Headford junction

    Kerry, Ireland
    Monday Mar 21, 1921

    On 21 March, the Kerry IRA attacked a train at the Headford junction near Killarney.




  • Ireland
    Friday May 13, 1921

    Irish War of Independence

    General election for the Parliament of Southern Ireland

    Ireland
    Friday May 13, 1921

    A general election for the Parliament of Southern Ireland was held on 13 May. Sinn Féin won 124 of the new parliament's 128 seats unopposed, but its elected members refused to take their seats.




  • Ireland
    Friday May 13, 1921

    Irish War of Independence

    The failure of the British efforts to put down the guerrillas was illustrated

    Ireland
    Friday May 13, 1921

    The failure of the British efforts to put down the guerrillas was illustrated by the events of "Black Whitsun" on 13–15 May 1921.




  • Dublin, Ireland
    Wednesday May 25, 1921

    Irish War of Independence

    Several hundred IRA men from the Dublin Brigade occupied and burned the Custom House

    Dublin, Ireland
    Wednesday May 25, 1921

    The biggest single loss for the IRA, however, came in Dublin. On 25 May 1921, several hundred IRA men from the Dublin Brigade occupied and burned the Custom House (the center of local government in Ireland) in Dublin city center. Symbolically, this was intended to show that British rule in Ireland was untenable. However, from a military point of view, it was a heavy defeat in which five IRA men were killed and over eighty captured.


  • Ireland
    Monday Jun 6, 1921

    Irish War of Independence

    The British made their first conciliatory gesture, calling off the policy of house burnings as reprisals

    Ireland
    Monday Jun 6, 1921

    On 6 June 1921, the British made their first conciliatory gesture, calling off the policy of house burnings as reprisals. On the other side, IRA leaders and in particular Michael Collins, felt that the IRA as it was then organized could not continue indefinitely. It had been hard-pressed by the deployment of more regular British soldiers to Ireland and by the lack of arms and ammunition.


  • Ireland
    Friday Jun 24, 1921

    Irish War of Independence

    British Coalition Government's Cabinet decided to propose talks with the leader of Sinn Féin

    Ireland
    Friday Jun 24, 1921

    On 24 June 1921, the British Coalition Government's Cabinet decided to propose talks with the leader of Sinn Féin. Coalition Liberals and Unionists agreed that an offer to negotiate would strengthen the Government's position if Sinn Féin refused.


  • Ireland
    Friday Jun 24, 1921

    Irish War of Independence

    The Chosen leader of the great majority in Southern Ireland

    Ireland
    Friday Jun 24, 1921

    Seizing the momentum, Lloyd George wrote to Éamon de Valera as "the chosen leader of the great majority in Southern Ireland" on 24 June, suggesting a conference.


  • Ireland
    Monday Jul 11, 1921

    Irish War of Independence

    War of independence in Ireland ended

    Ireland
    Monday Jul 11, 1921

    The war of independence in Ireland ended with a truce on 11 July 1921.


  • Ireland
    Monday Jul 11, 1921

    Irish War of Independence

    Fighting in the south was largely ended by the Truce

    Ireland
    Monday Jul 11, 1921

    While the fighting in the south was largely ended by the Truce on 11 July 1921, in the north killings continued and actually escalated until the summer of 1922.


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