Welcome to Collins 22 Society here on nakoo.net
From very humble beginnings in 2002 the Collins 22 Society has developed into an international movement, nationally recognised as a research resource on Michael Collins. The Society has grown way beyond our initial expectations and now needs to be adjusted to meet the demands on its resources with the growth of new branches and members both domestically and internationally.
Michael Collins died during Ireland's Civil War at a place called Béal na mBláth - not far from Woodfield, Clonakilty, Co. Cork where he was born just over 31 year earlier. The ambush was commanded by Tom Hales and Liam Deasy, both of whom were former friends and comrades in arms of the ‘Big Fella’. During the War of Independence, Tom Hales had undergone sadistic treatment at the hands of British Intelligence Officers rather than betray his friend Michael Collins. Liam Deasy later wrote, “When I first met Michael Collins over fifty years ago, I considered him then to be the greatest leader of our generation. I have not since changed that opinion”. A fitting epitaph.
You can read more about Michael Collins life from his birth to the Fight for Independence to the Ambush at BealnaBlath by clicking on the link provided to our primary website.
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