Mary Kenny

Collinsmania On Trial

Mick: The Real Michael Collins

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In a country-wide opinion poll carried out this summer, people in the Irish Republic were asked which national political figure from the twentieth century they held in the highest esteem. The emphatic winner was Michael Collins, the legendary fighter who led the Free State Forces in the Irish Civil War and was killed at the age of thirty-one in an ambush in Co Cork. 

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