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General Michael Collins

Michael John (“Mick”) Collins (Irish: Mícheál Seán Ó Coileáin; 16 October 1890 – 22 August 1922) was an Irish revolutionary leader, Minister for Finance in the First Dáil of 1919, Director of Intelligence for the IRA, and member of the Irish delegation during the Anglo-Irish Treaty negotiations. Subsequently he was both Chairman of the Provisional […]

Airm poblachta na hEireann

Airm poblachta na hEireann

This memorial hangs on an outside wall of University College Cork (UCC) but I’m fairly sure not many people have read it as it’s in an obscure corner of the college on Gaol Walk. The memorial commemorates members of the rebel forces who died during the War of Independence and the Irish Civil War in […]

Assumpta, 03/12/1950 – 30/12/2002

Assumpta, 03/12/1950 – 30/12/2002 While walking along the path in Drake’s Pool and enjoying the sunset we came across this plaque in the ground next to a bench. “You are the wind upon my face. You inspired me with your grace. You are the wind upon my back. You keep telling me do not look […]