Riches of Clare Exhibition - Power collect, preserve, interpret and display the material culture relating to the history of County Clare, both in the museum building and online,
as an educational resource and a socially inclusive cultural service for the people of Clare and visiting tourists.

Memorial Card for General Michael Collins

Michael Collins was born on 16th October 1890 near Clonakilty in West Cork. He spend his short working life in London and returned after 9 years to take part in the 1916 Rising. In 1917 he was elected to the Sinn Fein executive and when in January 1919 the Anglo-Irish War began, Collins became the main instigator of a Sinn Fein terror campaign against British administration in Ireland.

Following the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921, Civil War broke out between pro- and anti-treaty factions in the IRA. Initially, Collins became Chairman of the new Free State Government, but had resigned that position to lead the Army when, on August 22nd 1922, he was killed in an ambush by anti-treaty forces at Beal na mBlath in West Cork.

Michael Collins (1890-1922)

Ref: 2000.184

Memorial Card for General Michael Collins, 2000.184

Memorial Card for General Michael Collins, 2000.184
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