Michael Collins
 

 

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Michael Collins  1890-1922

Born in Cork. He worked in England from 1905 until 1916 when he came back and fought in the G.P.O. He was elected for Sinn Féin to Westminster in 1918 and became a Minister in the republican government. During the War of Independence, he organised the intelligence operations and directed a dedicated squad who successfully eliminated many of those connected with British Intelligence. He was one of the chief negotiators of the Treaty and felt it was the most realistic option and would eventually lead to full independence. He was leader of the Government force at the outbreak of the Civil War but was assassinated soon after at Beal na mBlath in County Cork. He is buried in Dublin.

 

Further information and directions to the grave are to be found in "Dead and Buried in Dublin - An Illustrated Guide to the Historic Graves of Dublin.  Click here to order a copy of this book