The 26 Counties of Ireland become a Republic 1949

#OnThisDay 1949 26 Irish counties became a republic. RTE radio said “Our listeners will join us in asking God’s blessing on the Republic, and in praying that it will not be long until the sovereignty of the Republic extends over the whole of our national territory.”

For more, clink here: https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/guns-thunder-at-midnight-when-the-republic-left-the-commonwealth-1.3864493

Irish map 1049

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