by ehistoryadmin on October 11, 2016

A Night of History and Heritage

with the Collins 22 Society


Will be held in: The Osprey Hotel, Naas, Co. Kildare

on Friday 14 Oct 2016 commencing 7.45pm

(remembering Michael Collins on his birthdate – 16 October 1890)

Guest Speakers include:

Bryn Coldrick

A short excerpt from “Allegiance”, a play by Mary Kenny, of the

intriguing bond struck between Winston Churchill and Michael

Collins when they spent a night carousing together in 1921, as

well as focusing on the letters from Michael Collins to Kitty Kiernan.

Margot Gearty

(Niece of Kitty Kiernan)

“Michael Collins – the Granard Connection”.

Michael A Doran

(Author and Lecturer)

The First Department of Finance, 1918 to 1922.

(15 minute break for refreshments and raffle)

Mark Reynolds

(GAA Museum Archivist)

Frongoch and the GAA.

Tim Crowley

(Curator of the Michael Collins Centre, Castleview, Clonakilty, West Cork)

Tim is a natural storyteller and one of Ireland’s greatest authorities on the

life and times of Michael Collins and will give a presentation on ‘’Michael

Collins’ Final Journey – the events of 22 August 1922’’.


The Slievenamon Armoured Car will be on display by kind permission of the

Defence Forces. Also, the restored Model T Ford Car of Larry Kiernan, brother of

Kitty and father of our guest Margot Gearty, by kind permission of Eamon Creamer.

Chairman for the evening: Martin Condon

Door Cover Charge – €10.00 (includes commemorative programme)

Remaining funds from the night go to provide fresh flowers weekly on the grave of Michael Collins in Glasnevin.

“Yet even the most grotesque subversions of history cannot outdistance the true facts of the story, of a country boy who

became the first urban guerrilla, laid the foundations of a state and then negotiated its independence, was chairman of

its Provisional Government, then commander in chief of its armed forces when it was plunged into civil war

– all this before dying at the hands of his fellow republicans at the age of thirty-one.”

A.T.Q. Stewart

Collins 22 Society www.generalmichaelcollins.com

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