Jimmy Murphy’s compelling new play The Chief reveals the man behind the iconic historical figure of Michael Collins. Set against the backdrop of the Irish Civil War, it focuses on the problems facing Collins and the Free State Government as they attempt to build a new Ireland and overcome the vicious divide brought about by the

WHO SHOT MICHAEL COLLINS? The facts about the theories – the theories about the facts, is another piece of outstanding research by renowned historian and author Mr Joe Connell, who travelled all the way from the United States to launch his book at the Lucan Library on 26th of September last, where he gave a

Michael Collins found inner peace at Sligo Gaol, and his three week stay in that prison gave him inner peace, according to his grandniece Mary Claire O’Malley who unveiled a specially commissioned portrait of her Granduncle at Sligo Gaol on the final day of Friends of Sligo Gaol’s ‘Crime and Punishment in 19th/20th Century Ireland

  A section of the Attendance at the General Richard Commemoration, October 23rd 2016 Address by Paul Kehoe T.D. Minister with Responsibility for Defence at the General Richard Mulcahy Commemoration Sunday 23 October 2016 Venue: Ballymoreen, Littleton, Co. Tipperary Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen it is a great honour for me to be here today

Collins/Griffith Commemoration Sunday 21st August 2016 Oration given by Leo Varadkar TD, Minister for Social Protection Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. It is an honour to be asked to deliver this year’s oration, and I am grateful to the Collins-Griffith Commemoration Society and Glasnevin Trust for the invitation. One hundred years on from the Rising,

President Michael D. Higgins Oration at Michael Collins Commemoration Béal na mBláth, Cork – Sunday, 21st August 2016 “Remembering Michael Collins in 2016” Is mian liom mo bhuíochas a ghabháil le mhuintir Uí Choileáin agus le Choiste Cuimhneacháin Bhéal na mBláth as a gcuireadh caoin dom óráid ómóis Mhichíl Uí Choileáin a thabhairt ar an

From Thurs. 30th June to Sat. 2nd July 2016, Venue GAA Museum Croke Park. Official opening at 9.30am by The Association President Aogán Ó Fearghail – See link to Instructions below At 11:30 Gerry O’Connell Hon. Sec. of the Collins 22 Society will deliver a Lecture entitled ‘Michael Collins and the GAA’. The theme of this summer school is

Naas October 16th 2015

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