Pictured hours before his assassination: Last photograph of IRA leader Michael Collins found in an attic after 90 years
The remarkable photograph taken on August 22, 1922 by 18-year-old Agnes Hurley, has only come to light after being discovered in the attic of a Dublin house.
Michael Collins - Irish leader
Michael Collins was born on October 16th 1890, and died August 22nd 1922. Michael "Mick" Collins was an Irish revolutionary leader who played various leadership roles in Irish government including Minister for Finance, Director of Intelligence for the IRA, Commander-in-chief for the National Army and President of the Irish Republic. Michael Collins was killed on 22 August 1922 during an ambush while he was still engaged to Kitty Kiernan.
96 years ago today, Michael Collins was executed at Béal na Bláth, Co. Cork by anti-treaty forces.
96 years ago today Michael Collins was executed at Béal na Bláth Co. Cork by anti-treaty forces.
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1922 – Michael Collins secretly authorised the formation of a specially-paid unit of 70 IRA volunteers, known as the ‘Belfast City Guard’, to protect districts from loyalist attack. It operated until August 1922.
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Vaughan’s Hotel, Parnell Square.
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Irish soldier and politician Michael Collins on release from prison...
Irish soldier and politician Michael Collins (1890 - 1922) on release from prison for his part in the Easter Rising of 1916. In 1921 he negotiated the peace treaty with Britain. Collins was killed by anti-treaty republicans in an ambush near Bandon in County Cork… Credit: Hogan