Michael Collins

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Window on history: Never-before-seen pictures of (r-l) Michael Collins, Arthur Griffith and Richard Mulcahy Ireland on independent historic archive.

Independent's historic archive available online

The Irish Independent Photo Archive spans the years from 1912 to 1999.

The Kennedy's and the Irish celebrate the 50th anniversary of JFK's visit to Ireland with the lighting of an eternal flame

The Kennedy family joined the Irish government to celebrate the 50th anniversary of JFK's visit to Ireland during his presidency by lighting an 'eternal flame'

Michael Collins' Funeral. These boys dressed in Na Fianna Éireann uniforms are carrying wreaths as part of the funeral procession of Michael Collins. 28 August 1922, National Library of Ireland

Michael Collins Funeral

These boys dressed in Na Fianna Éireann uniforms are carrying wreaths as part of the funeral procession of Michael Collins. Format: Glass Negative Date: 28 August 1922 NLI Ref.: INDH314 Reproduction rights owned by the National Library of Ireland

British intelligence file on Michael Collins

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British intelligence file on Michael Collins

One-fifth of Ireland's population turned out for Michael Collins’ funeral

An estimated 500,000 people lined the streets of Dublin on August 28, 1922 to pay their respects to Irish revolutionary hero Michael Collins.

1916 Print Series - Michael Collins

Prints by David Rooney Michael Collins (1890–1922), born in Co. Cork, he was a staff captain in the GPO in 1916, and emerged as a leading figure during his internment in Frongoch camp. As the Director of Organisation with the Irish Volunteers, he masterminded their campaign in the Anglo-Irish war (1919-21). Having signed the Anglo-Irish Treaty, in 1922 he became chairman of the Provisional Government and commander-in-chief of the National Army. He was killed in an ambush in Co. Cork on 22…