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Michael Collins: Freedom Fighter

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Brief overview of the history of one of Ireland's greatest heroes.

Brief overview of the history of one of Ireland's greatest heroes.

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  • 1. Michael Collins: Freedom Fighter By: Celeste R.
  • 2. Growing up
    • Born in Sam’s Cross, between Clonakilty and Roscarrberry in 1890
    • Lived on father’s ninety acre farm
    • loved poetry and read widely (Shakespeare)
  • 3. Revolutionary Clans
    • Joined the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), Gaelic League, and Sinn Fein
    • Later joined IRB
  • 4. Irish War of Independence
    • 1912-1916
      • Home Rule Crisis
      • Easter Rising
    • 1918
      • Conscription Crisis
      • Irish General Election
    • 1919-21
      • War of Independence
      • Government of Ireland Act
    • 1921
      • Anglo-Irish Treaty
  • 5. Easter Rising
    • April 24, 1916
      • 1,600 armed rebels
      • Casualties = 440 British
      • undetermined Irish
      • 200 buildings destroyed in Dublin
  • 6. The Twelve Apostles
    • Also known as The Squad
    • The IRA’s assasination squad
    • Created to shadow the Cairo Gang
    • Indirectly triggered Bloody Sunday
  • 7. Bloody Sunday
    • November 21, 1920
      • Dublin vs. Tippery football match
      • A rmored cars entered Croke Park
      • Shot fourteen people point-blank
      • One of the blackest days in Irish history
  • 8. Anglo-Irish Treaty
    • Febuary 1920
      • Peace negotiations begin
    • June 1920
      • British invite de Valera to London
    • October 1920
      • Treaty negotiations begin
    • December 1920
      • On the 6 th , British deliver ultimatum: sign or hostilites resume
      • Irish comission signs
  • 9. Ambush
    • August 22: Collins on tour of inspection of Cork area
    • Convoy is ambushed in Béal na mBlath (Mouth of Flowers)
    • Collins only casulty; dies instantly