Michael Collins
(1890-1922)

Died aged c. 32

Michael Collins (Irish: Mícheál Ó Coileáin; 16 October 1890 – 22 August 1922) was a soldier and politician who was a leading figure in the struggle for Irish independence in the early 20th century. Collins was an Irish revolutionary leader, politician, Minister for Finance, Director of Information, and Teachta Dála (TD) for Cork South in the First Dáil of 1919, Adjutant General, Director of Intelligence, and Director of Organisation and Arms Procurement for the IRA, President of the Irish Republican Brotherhood from November 1920 until his death, and member of the Irish delegation during the Anglo-Irish Treaty negotiations. Subsequently, he was both Chairman of the Provisional Government and Commander-in-chief of the National Army. Collins was shot and killed in an ambush in August 1922 during the Irish Civil War.

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

Chónaigh Micheál Ó Coleáin lena dheirfiúr Margaret se teach seo 1904 so 1905. Michael Collins lived in this house with his sister Margaret 1904 - 1905.

Emmet Square, Clonakilty, Ireland where they lived (1904-1905)

Irish Nationalist and Politician Michael Collins 1890-1922 lived here 1914-15

5 Netherwood Road, W14, London, United Kingdom where they lived (1914-1915)