private personal irish tours ireland - Michael Collins Ambush Memorial

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. 

Commemorations are held on the nearest Sunday to the anniversary of his death. A memorial cross stands 1 km south of the village, at the site of the shooting on a local road which was a dirt road when Collins was shot. A small white pillar marked with a cross, located just to the right of the steps, marks the exact spot where he fell.


Visit the Memorial of Michael Collins, remembering the spot he was slain.


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