As we leave Dublin for this one day tour, we visit in reverse order, the life and death of Michael Collins. Firstly we visit his grave in Glasnevin Cemetery before heading down the country to where he was murdered, lived and born.
This tour is in English.
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Michael Collins is buried in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin. His body lay in state for three days in Dublin City Hall where tens of thousands of mourners filed past his coffin to pay their respects.
His funeral mass took place at Dublin's Pro Cathedral. Some 500,000 people lined the streets on this day in 1922, almost one fifth of the country's population at the time.
On 22 August 1922, during the Irish Civil War, Michael Collins, Chairman of the Provisional Government and Commander-in-chief of the National Army, was killed in an ambush here by anti-treaty IRA forces while travelling in convoy from Bandon.
The ambush was planned in a farmhouse in Béal na Bláth close to The Diamond Bar.
Michael Collins was always said to have lived at No 7 Emmet Square in Clonakilty, However, recently it was discovered that he actually lived at No 10 Emmet Square, which is now a private residence.
Michael Collins House, Clonakilty is a museum dedicated to Irish patriot and revolutionary hero, Michael Collins.
At this unique museum, visitors enjoy a comprehensive presentation on the life and times of Michael Collins. There are audiovisuals and live illustrated presentations delivered three times daily.
The Michael Collins Centre houses one of the top Collections in Ireland of Michael Collins personal items, with artefacts and memorabilia from the War Of Independence and Civil War.
Michael Collins (1890 -1922), Irish revolutionary and Chairman of the Provisional Government, was born on the 16th of October 1890 at Woodfield near Clonakilty, County Cork. He died in action at Béal na Bláth County Cork, during the Civil War in August 1922.
The birthplace is open to the public all year round and there are information panels which outlining the history of the site.
The birthplace was once the Collins family homestead, until it was sold in 1923, with the farm. The site was opened to the public in 1990.
We now head back to our starting point after a wonderful tour and hopefully you will have many memories of your trip around Ireland.
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