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The Erse Free State (Erse: Saorstát Éireann, Inglis: Irish Free State) wis the kintra frae 1922 tae 1937 makkit frae the Anglo-Erse Treaty. It wis a domeenion athin the Breetish Empire an wis makkit up o the 26 coonties that's nou the Republic o Ireland. It wad hae been makkit up o aw 32 coonties o Ireland but 6 coonties teuk up the chaunce tae opt oot an becam Northren Ireland. It follaed on frae the Breetish thocht o Soothren Ireland that ne'er cam tae be realised. The Erse Free State wis replaced bi the Republic o Ireland.

Erse Free State
Saorstát Éireann (Erse)
Banner o Erse Free State
Great Seal
Anthem: "Amhrán na bhFiann"[1]
"The Sodgers' Song"
Location o the Erse Free State. Northren Ireland is in licht green
Location o the Erse Free State. Northren Ireland is in licht green
Status Dominion
Caipital Dublin
53°21′N 6°16′W / 53.350°N 6.267°W / 53.350; -6.267
Common leids Erse, Inglis
Demonym Erse
Govrenment Pairlamentar constitutional monarchy
• 1922–1936
George V
• 1936
Edward VIII
• 1936–1949
Argiebly George VI
(mair information)
• 1922–1927
Timothy Michael Healy
• 1928–1932
James McNeill
• 1932–1936
Domhnall Ua Buachalla
Preses o the Executive Cooncil  
• 1922–1932
W. T. Cosgrave
• 1932–1937
Éamon de Valera
Legislatur Oireachtas
6 December 1921
6 December 1922
• Northern Ireland opt-oot
8 December 1922
29 December 1937
Until 8 December 1922 84,000 km2 (32,000 sq mi)
After 8 December 1922 70,000 km2 (27,000 sq mi)
Currency Poond sterling (1922–27)
Saorstát poond (1928–37)
Precedit bi
Succeedit bi
Unitit Kinrick


  1. Offeecially adoptit in Julie 1926. O'Day, Alan (1987). Alan O'Day, ed. Reactions to Irish nationalism. Continuum International Publishing Group. p. 17. ISBN 978-0-907628-85-9. Retrieved 28 April 2011. 

Coordinates: 53°20′52″N 6°15′35″W / 53.34778°N 6.25972°W / 53.34778; -6.25972