Sculpture of Michael Collins by Seamus Murphy RHA
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Sculpture in Cork
Sculptor: Seamus Murphy RHA
Michael Collins (1890 — 1922)
Location: Fitzgerald Park

Beal na Bláth Ambush Site (51:48.809N - 8:51.395W)
is one of the most famous locations in Irish history.
for Location of Beal na Bláth – see the Bride River Valley tour
It was in Beal na Bláth that General Michael Collins,
commander-in-chief of the National Army and chairman of
the Provisional Government (Realtas Sealadach na hEireann)
was shot and killed during an ambush by anti-Treaty
republican irregulars on Tuesday August 22nd 1922
whilst on a tour of inspection of the Free State troops
in his native Cork.




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Michael Collins, Fitzgerald Park - Original Photo 768W 1024H - Jan 2006