Michael Collins Photograph
Photographic print of an unidentified family group (possibly a wedding party). Michael Collins is the second person to the left in the back row. Fr. Bonaventure Murphy OFM Cap. is seated at the left of the second row. Collins was Minister for Finance and TD for Cork South in the First Dáil of 1919, Director of Intelligence for the IRA, and member of the Irish delegation during the Anglo-Irish Treaty negotiations. Subsequently, he was both Chairman of the Provisional Government and Commander-in-chief of the National Army. Collins was shot and killed in August 1922, during the Civil War. Fr. Bonaventure, born in Carrignarar, County Cork, joined the Capuchin Order in 1899.
WITH MANY THANKS TO : Capuchin Archives, Ireland
- Terence MacSwiney lying in state in Cork (fiannaiochta.wordpress.com)
- Washington defeats Michael Collins in ‘Britain’s toughest enemy’ poll (thejournal.ie)
- An Anti-Treaty Handbill (fiannaiochta.wordpress.com)
- Swab used to clean Collins’ corpse ‘withdrawn from auction’ (thejournal.ie)
- Shooting of Michael Collins: Murder or Accident online (caaqisp.typepad.com)