Michael Mick Collins was born on October 16 th 1890 in Sam’s cross near Clonakilty Co. Cork.
Michael was the youngest of 7 children
Growing up for Michael was tough as his father was shot when he was 6 for being leader of the Irish fenians.
At the age of 13 and a half he boarded Clonakilty N.S
He’s application to a College in London was rejected as further allegations proved he was trying to gain British information and repeat acts of his father.
As Michael was the youngest of 7 and because all of his other siblings were either married or moved on in life he had to take care of the family farm from age 10 only with his mother’s help which meant no playing with the man in the picture.
In 1921 after the IRA won the war of independence negotiations were carried out between the Irish and british governments to come to terms on independence for Ireland.
Éamon de velera who at the time was the president of the Irish republic was the first to negotiate with the british government but he was unsuccessful.
Then another team led by Collins and Arthur Griffith flew into london for negotiations with great bravery as they were highly wanted in britain , Collins of whom was once shot in the leg on 1 of 6 travels .
And finally after 3months of negotiations Collins and Griffith succeeded.