Kilmurry Parish .

Beal na Blath

By Fr. J. Cremin

Painting of Michael CollinsGeneral 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. Here are my own photos of the ambush site and of 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.



Michael Collins
Links Page

Michael Collins His Life and Times

Michael Collins - The Final Days -
lavishly illustrated book outlining Michael Collins' life.

Michael Collins
a brief bio and photo.

Michael Collins Web Page -
great site with extended history, links and photos of Michael.

Michael Collins: The Lost Leader -
another great page that covers just about everything.

People of Ireland: Michael Collins-
a brief biography and photo.

Michael Collins Biography -
a page from the movie site that offers a great bio of the real Michael.

Michael Collins Photo Archive

- another page from the movie site but it only features real photos of Michael and/or people and places related to his story

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