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Michael Collins at Béal na mBláth

Michael Collins Someone's done a marvellous job colourizing this well-known portrait from 1922

General Michael Collins. If he had lived I think he might have changed Irish history.

If he had lived I think he might have changed Irish history. [ I have been to Dublin Ireland and have been to the places of the Easter Rising.

Michael Collins in 1921. Find out more about Michael Collins on Ireland Calling

Michael Collins in Find out more about Michael Collins on Ireland Calling

Michael Collins

Michael Collins, Irish revolutionary leader, founder of the Irish Free State. Fought and died for Irish freedom.

On this day 1921 the Anglo Irish Treaty was Signed.    The Treaty between Great Britain and Ireland was signed in London and with it brought an end the Irish War of Independence, though tragically led to the Irish Civil War.    Later that day Michael Collins wrote  "....early this morning I signed my death warrant".

In 1921 the Anglo Irish Treaty was signed in London and brought an end to the Irish War of Independence, though tragically it led to the Irish Civil War. Later that day Michael Collins wrote ".early this morning I signed my death warrant".

August 16, 1922    This shot of Michael Collins and Risteard Mulcahy was taken in Glasnevin Cemetery at the funeral of Arthur Griffith, who died on 12 August 1922.    Michael Collins was killed on 22 August at Béal na mBláth in Cork, and was himself buried in Glasnevin Cemetery just 12 days after this photo was taken.

Michael Collins & Richard Mulcahy at the funeral of Arthur Griffith: Keogh Collection at the National Library of Ireland

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