| 10.9°C Dublin

Close

Premium

‘He’s almost our Che Guevara’: From Michael Collins T-shirts to tourist trails, our fascination with the Big Fella endures

Close

Michael Collins in London in December 1921

Michael Collins in London in December 1921

Michael Collins addressing a peace gathering in Cork

Michael Collins addressing a peace gathering in Cork

/

Michael Collins in London in December 1921

For years, the most stolen road sign reported by Cork Co Council was that for Béal na Bláth, the west Cork townland where General Michael Collins was shot and killed during the Civil War.

The regular thefts – infuriating for the council – were sparked by an insatiable market worldwide among collectors and Irish pubs for anything associated with the ‘Big Fella’


Most Watched





Privacy