General Michael Collins, hero of the victorious struggle for Irish independence, powerful and promising leader, people's favourite -- it's no wonder he has been compared to John F Kennedy in his appearance, in the promise of greatness they both held and in the story of two lives cut short by a bullet to the head. Beal na Blath, on the southern edge of our parish, is Ireland's Dallas.

The video above shows the ambush site and the monument which marks where he fell. The list of selected links below open on to sites with every kind of information about Michael Collins. I am indebted to for making it so easy for me to browse through pertinent sites........ (more)

Beal na mBlath