February In Irish History
Some remarkable anniversaries for February in Irish history
February 1796 - Theobald Wolf Tone, leader of the United Irishmen flees to France, fearing arrest in Ireland.
February 1882 - Reknowned author, James Joyce is born in Dublin.
February 1972 - British Embassy in Dublin is burned down by angry crowds following a Bloody Sunday protest march.
February 1537 - Tenth Earl of Kildare, Thomas FitzGerald, known as Silken Thomas, is executed in Tyburn, London.
February 1900 - John Redmond is elected leader of the Irish Parliamentary Party.
Book Reviews - Michael Collins
Collins - The man who won the war
A Great read for those already familiar with the basic details of Michael Collins life. This books mostly focuses on Collins military life, his astonshing dismantling of the British Intelligence system in Ireland and his dominance of the War of Independence.Read More...
Michael Collins - A life in Pictures
An amazing collection of photos from the life of Michael Collins who was pursued by a British Secret Service desperate for photos of the elusive War of Independence leader.Read More...
I signed my death warrant
A compelling study of the pivotal Treaty negotiations and Collins role in them. Sent by De Valera to negotiate on behalf of his country, Collins knew the enormous challenge that faced him when returning to Ireland to sell the details of the negotiated peace. 'I have signed my own death warrant' he...Read More...
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Michael Collins Commemoration 2012 The annual Michael Collins commemoration will be held on Sunday 19 August 2012 at Beal na mBlath in Co Cork. This is the 90th...
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