Michael Collins Jailed in Sligo 1918

#OnThisDay 1918 Michael Collins was charged for making a seditious speech in Longford & was remanded in Sligo Gaol for three weeks. Having been arrested outside his office on Bachelor’s Walk, Dublin, he was transported to Longford by train where he was met by a huge cheering and waving crowd. He called the proceedings a “farce” & declared “I do not enter into bail with blackguards & tyrants”.

He finally gave bail & went on the run.

#Ireland #History



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