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    Default General Liam Lynch 90th Anniversary

    On this day in 1923 General Liam Lynch officer comanding the Republican forces was killed on the Knockmealdown Mountains while attempting to evade capture by Free State forces. Described as a "doctrinaire" Republican he played a very significant part in the War of Independence leading the North Cork Brigade.
    Historical documents would also indicate that he was adamant that the the fight against the Free State would continue even though other Republican leaders realised that their position was hopeless.
    Lynchs attitude was as he stated "We have declared for a Republic. We will live under no other law"

    .Due to our inadequate teaching of history many are completely unaware of the achievements of men like Liam Lynch, Sean Moylan etc Like so many other figures in Irish history different organisations claim Lynch to their own resulting in a number of commemorations beiing held each year for him. The FF one at Kilcrumper each September was always notable for its speakers. I cant remember anyone from the FG camp being invited to speak though unlike the recent breakthroughs at the Collins commemoration.

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    He was a dishonourable individual to have led so many in folly and violance against the democratic will of his own people!

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    Nobody vote for or against war.


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    Nutter.

    If it wasn't for him it could have ended sooner.

    "Looper Lynch".

    His kin are in Leinster House & Stormont now - were they could have been at the Time of The Treaty.

    The Unionists would have choked at Nationalism being united at that time & we'd have a UI or be closer by now.

    Another whinger that achieved nothing after the Treaty.

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    The Dáil accepted the Treaty.

    Then the people were told the majority were not right!

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    The bullet holed tunic Lynch wore when he was shot is on display at Collins barracks next to the overcoat worn by Collins when he was shot. Because of his superficial resemblance to De Valera when at first the 50 or so Free State troops who came across the fallen die-hard he said: "I am Liam Lynch, Chief-of-Staff of the Irish Republican Army. Get me a priest and doctor, I'm dying."


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dublin 4 View Post
    Nutter.

    If it wasn't for him it could have ended sooner.

    "Looper Lynch".

    His kin are in Leinster House & Stormont now - were they could have been at the Time of The Treaty.

    The Unionists would have choked at Nationalism being united at that time & we'd have a UI or be closer by now.

    Another whinger that achieved nothing after the Treaty.


    Why did the Republicans attack the part of Ireland that had won freedom rather than attacking the six counties?

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    Ironically Lynch united with Rory O'Soapdodger & Co on top of the Four Courts after he ordered them to come down.

    Imagine trying to bring the Brits back out onto the Streets for a War when the Brits were packing up to leave & then claiming to be Patriots acting for the best interests of Ireland...

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    Even if the Treaty had been rejected by a majority of a few votes what kind of fool would have started a Civil War over it?

    Anyone starting a war should first answer a few questions .

    What was the plan?

    First defeat the new State and then resume war with the UK?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IbrahaimMohamad View Post
    He was a dishonourable individual to have led so many in folly and violance against the democratic will of his own people!
    You dont know what you're talking about, read a book

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