ENG: Arthur Griffith (31 March 1872 – 12 August 1922) was the founder and third leader of Sinn Féin. He served as President of Dáil Éireann from January to August 1922, and was head of the Irish delegation at the negotiations in London that produced the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921.
In 1899, on returning to Dublin, he co-founded the weekly United Irishman newspaper with his associate William Rooney, who died in 1901. On 24 November 1910, Griffith married his fiancée, Maud Sheehan, after a fifteen-year engagement; they had a son and a daughter.
In September 1900, he established an organization called Cumann na nGaedhael to unite advanced nationalist/separatist groups and clubs. In 1903 he set up the National Council to campaign against the visit to ...
Born: March 31, 1872Died: August 12, 1922I feel as though I would be remiss if I did not include a subsection on this site regarding Arthur Griffith, both because he was a friend to Collins and a patriot for the Irish pursuit of independence.In 1905, Griffith founded Sinn Féin ("we alone," "ourselves alone," or "we ourselves" are common translations) and he meant to use it to bring the ideas he described in his newspaper, United Irishman, into fruition. Collins was regarded as a devotee of Griffith's, an idea he loathed. While he respected Griffith's ideas and liked him on a personal ...
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Sinn Feiners in Armored Car and in Garb of Soldiers Get Into Mountjoy Prison. BIND GOVERNOR AND DEPUTY Leaving With Prisoners They Meet Auiliaries, but Escape, Leaving Prisoners Behind.
An unsuccessful attempt was made this morning to rescue Arthur Griffith, founder of the Sinn Fein organization, from his confinement in Mountjoy Prison. An armored car, captured only this morning, was used by the Republicans in the attempt to rescue Griffith.
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