“Not in my own county” is an account of the last journey of Michael Collins through his native West Cork on the day he was shot in August 1922. [Read more...]
EVENT management company Corporate.ie have apologised following a major gaffe with promotional material printed for Cork Rebel week.
The error came to light when the material was distributed to councillors at a meeting of Cork City Council.
POPULAR RTÉ broadcaster Bill O’Herlihy delivered the oration at this year’s Beal na mBlath Michael Collins commemoration.
In a wide-ranging speech Mr O’Herlihy, who is a Fine Gael supporter, called for a “sea change” in Irish politics, advising that Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil should join forces and attempt to truly live up to the ideals of Collins and hi colleagues when they founded the State.
Mr. O’Herlihy is well known for his coverage of Champions league, European league and World Cup games for RTÉ and was chosen by the Michael Collins commemoration committee to deliver the annual Béal na bláth address, which will take place on Sunday August 25.
While the Beál na bláth address has been delivered by many high profile politicians and academics over the years Dermot Collins of the commemoration committee feels that there will be a lot of interest in what Mr. O’Herlihy has to say at the 91st Michael Collins commemoration this August.
‘ Last year we were honoured to have An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, deliver the address. But we try to have as much variety as we can in terms of speakers. And we think there will be great interest from people in hearing Bill O’Herlihy give the oration this year,’ Dermot Collins said.
WHILE scenes from a war zone are, sadly, all too common these days, historians have described photos discovered recently which, were taken at the aftermath of the ambush at Béal na mBláth in 1922 as simply “remarkable”.
The photos which, turned up at the Revolutionary Decade Roadshow in Clonakilty organised by the history department of University College Cork (UCC) recently, show General Michael Collins in Bandon just a few hours before his death on August 22, 1922 and the scenes at Béal na mBláth the following day just hours after the ambush.
FROM October 12th to 14th, the people of Clonakilty will be celebrating the 122nd birthday of Michael Collins.
The Birthday Celebration of ‘The Big Fella’ will be a happy and fun filled occasion with some educational talks thrown into the mix. [Read more...]
SPEECHWRITERS for Taoiseach Enda Kenny will be in for ticking off after it emerged that the Fine Gael leader made something of an error during his historic speech delivered at Béal na mBláth last Sunday.
He was the first serving Taoiseach to deliver the oration at the event which this year marked the 90th anniversary of the assassination of the first Commander in Chief of the Irish Army.
THE rain held off, just, as a crowd of more than 6,000 people turned up at Beal na Blath to mark the 90th anniversary of the death of Michael Collins on that lonely stretch of road near Crookstown.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny became the first serving holder of that office to deliver the address and was joined by several other senior party members to underline the significance of the anniversary.