Michael Collins

Michael Collins


Ireland’s foremost and best known revolutionary leader, Michael Collins fought at the General Post Office in Dublin during the Easter Rising in 1916. In 1919 he was appointed director of intelligence of the Irish Republican Army and then set up an extremely efficient network of spies throughout Dublin. That same year President Eamon de Valera appointed him minister for finance and so he set about organising a large bond issue, in the form of ‘national loan’, in order to fund the new Irish Republic. Despite his reluctance to do so, Collins, together with Arthur Griffith, led a delegation to London for talks which would eventually lead to the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty on December 6th, 1921, and which led to the formation of the new ‘Irish Free State’, comprising twenty-six of the thirty-two counties of Ireland. Civil war followed with Collins taking command of the pro-Treaty forces. It was whilst travelling through rural Cork that he was killed in an ambush by anti-treaty forces.

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Michael Collins and other Great Irish People are featured in the book Great Irish People - A Dictionary of Irish Biography, which you can buy online here.
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Michael Collins Print

This beautiful print of Michael Collins (1890 - 1922) comes in four sizes 12" x 16" or 16" x 20" or 20" x 24" and Poster size 24" x 36" with two different finishes, Gloss or Parchment and will be delivered to your home or business within 14 days. For a small additional charge you can have a short biography of Michael Collins printed beside the portrait.

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