Birth to 1916"One day he'll be a great man. He'll do great work for Ireland." - Michael Collins' Father, also named Michael, on his deathbed about his son, who was 6 at the time.
The Struggle"That valiant effort and the martyrdoms that followed 1916 finally awoke the sleeping spirit of Ireland" (Michael Collins)
Rebellion"If my name is to go down in history I want it to be associated with Michael Collins" (Arthur Griffith)
Truce and Treaty NegotiationsLet us be judged for what we attempted rather than what we achieved - (Michael Collins)
Dept. of Finance"History recounts the fact that to-day we are a sovereign nation with our own army, our own Gardai and our own flag" (James Dillon)
Béal na mBláth“Let us not waste our energies brooding over the more we might have got. Let us look upon what it is we have got” (Michael Collins)
Beal na mBlath
- Michael Collins found inner peace at Sligo Gaol...
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