DeValera begins tour of America

1st June 1919
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On the 1st of June 1919, Eamonn DeValera began a tour of America to raise funds for the Irish fight for Independence. 

He left Ireland on a stem liner and arrived at the country of his birth. His leaving Ireland was done covertly as he had only months earlier escaped from an English prison disguised as a woman. 

He led rallies in New York and spoke to congressmen, governors, and state legislators. 

He was successful in raising large sums of money to fund the IRA's war on England.