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 

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.

You can post a query or seek information on the panel to the right of this page.

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Jim Stephens Galway


What date and time is bus leaving Galway for Beal na Bla celebration.

Jim Stephens

Andrew martin

Hello bill my great granfather Thomas martin
Lived in the house Collins
Had meetings with the squad at100 Seville place
Between 1915. 1920

Bill Martin

Hi Robert, thanks for the query. you can actually buy the movie direct from our main site at http://www.generalmichaelcollins.com

Robert Mc Grath

Hi my name is Robert Mc Grath from cork.I was just wondering if i could get a copy of the 1991 film,The treaty starring Brendan Gleeson.?

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Officers & Committee Members

Patron: Nora Owen


President:  Noel Coonan TD. 0504 32544

Hon. Sec.:  Gerard O’Connell 087 9801785

Cheque Signatories: Gus Maher, Annemarie Meehan, Bill Martin

National Organiser:  Bill Martin, Glengall, Ballingarry, Thurles, Co. Tipperary Mob: 086 382284, email collinssociety@gmail.com

UK Organiser: Martin Dunne

UK Secretary:  Peter Duffy

Committee Members:  Thomas Hayes, Michael Parsons, Hubert Rigney, Pat & Helen Delaney, Michael Fitzgerald, John Bonham, MCC, John Fitzgerald, John Carey MCC, Michael Doran, Jim Greene, Jim Nevin, Jim Kinsella, Pat Dunphy, Paddy Kavanagh MCC. John Paul Phelan TD, Noel Scannell, John Mulholland, Tomás O’Cadhain, Tony Mulqueen MCC, Denis Lenihan James Langton, Paul Fleming, Ron Daly.

Glasnevin Grave/Flower Maintenance Committee:  Denis Lenihan, James Langton, Paul Fleming, Ron Daly, Rod Dennison and Paul Callery.

To enquire about the Collins 22 Society, please contact Bill Martin, National organiser at info@generalmichaelcollins.com.

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Membership Information

To register for membership by post & Cheque/PO please print off the ‘attached form’on primary website and post with cheque to the address provided on the form.

For UK membership download the the UK form’ on primary website and post with cheque to the address provided on the form.

(USA residents only – complete the form online or downloadable from the USA Chapter pages and mail to: fenianbritt@gmail.com )

Lifetime Membership subscription is a once off fee of €30 plus an annual payment of €10.00 between June 1st and Sept 30th.  You will recieve a Membership Certificate and Members Pin by post, as soon as your membership has been processed Members who supply their email, will automatically be signed up for the Collins 22 Newsletter, which goes out around the 22nd of each month. Membership is international and open to all. Why your membership is so important

The Collins 22 Society was established as a national movement Dec 6th. 2002. This decision was inspired by the dedication of the Beal na Blath commemoration committee led by Frank Metcalfe. We, like them, feared that the sacrifice of Michael Collins was being eroded from living memory, and that his legacy could be stolen from future generations.

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To perpetuate the name of Michael Collins: To honour his ultimate sacrifice: To aspire to his life principles:

To actively campaign for the erection by the State of his statue in the courtyard of Leinster house by 2022 (the centenary of his death):

To extend the influence of Michael Collins by promoting an interest in his life, his work, his writings, primarily among the youth of Ireland.

Our ethos philosophically reflects that of Michael Collins. His close colleagues in the second Cumann na nGaedhael organisation.  We are non-sectarian and non- denominational. Michael Collins short life offers us a vision of a healthy Society based on our God-given human dignity. END

The foregoing represents the Society’s Mission, because the prevailing ideology and value system of modern politics is failing people in so many ways.

We are a non-for-profit international organisation,  and welcome support and memberships worldwide. It is our only source of funding together with the subscriptions of generous members. We acknowledge the hosting of our nights of History and Heritage by the Elected Representatives and Constituency Organisations of the Fine Gael Party

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  • "He was an Irish patriot, true and fearless…When in future times the Irish Free State is not only prosperous and happy, but an active and annealing force… regard will be paid by widening circles to his life and to his death…" - Churchill
  • ‘We bend today over the grave of a man not more than thirty years of age, who took to himself the gospel of toil for Ireland, and of sacrifice for their good" - Dick Mulcahy
  • 'The quickest intellect and nerve that Ireland bred.’ For such a big man, he moved with the natural grace of a ballet dancer" - St John Gogarty
  • ‘We bend today over the grave of a man not more than thirty years of age, who took to himself the gospel of toil for Ireland, and of sacrifice for their good" - Dick Mulcahy
  •  “I shall not last long; my life is forfeit, but I shall do my best. After I am gone it will be easier for others.”
  • "Let us not waste our energies brooding over the more we might have got, Let us look upon what it is we got"