It is unclear whether the republican leader Michael Collins (1890-1922) spent more than a night in Dublin prior to leaving for London to work in the British Post Office in 1906, but his presence there seemed ubiquitous between 1916 to 1922. This book, following on the same authors works on the Easter Rising of 1916, explores the life of Michael Collins and his broader role in the Irish revolution as IRA director of intelligence, president of the IRB president and Dáil Éireann Minister for Finance, through the locations associated with Collins in Ireland’s capital city from the time of the Rising until his untimely death in August 1922.
The launch took place in Hodges Figgis, Dawson St, Dublin 2, at 6pm, and the book was launched by Nora Owen.
Joseph E.A. Connell Jnr is the author of Dublin Rising 1916 and Who’s who in the Dublin Rising 1916, published in 2016 by Wordwell. He writes a regular column in History Ireland and is a regular contributor to Newstalk 106’s Talking History programme. For author info or interviews, contact Nick Maxwell: 087 2268248, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From UCD Decade of Centenaries: read the Dictionary of Irish Biography entry on Michael Collins.