Posts Tagged ‘Michael Collins’

Astronaut Michael Collins on the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

The most trusted designated driver of all time reflects on the ride 50 years after lift-off and offers wisdom to those who will be behind the wheel in years to come. ℘℘℘ Today (July 20) marks the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, the one where that Armstrong guy took “one small step for man,Read more..

Irish Film Institute Unveils Century-Old Footage

The Irish Film Institute (IFI) was at the Consulate General of Ireland in New York in April to launch its Irish Independence Film Collection, a culturally significant compilation of newsreel material from the early 20th century. With over 150 films in total, the footage, which features Michael Collins, Éamon de Valera, and Queen Victoria toRead more..

After the Rising

The soaring oratory of the Easter Rising Proclamation – “In this supreme hour the Irish nation must . . . prove itself worthy of the august destiny to which it is called” – was followed by seven long years of desperate deal-making, retribution and bloodshed. Only then did the Irish find themselves on the pathRead more..

Ireland at War: Photos from the Sean Sexton Collection

These rare photos from the Sean Sexton Collection chronicle the years of terror following the Rising when the Irish were caught up in the War of Independence and the Civil War. ℘℘℘ You can read all you want of Irish history, but photographs give us a window to the past that words can’t. For theRead more..

1916 – 2016: The Centenary

Welcome to the 1916 Centenary issue of Irish America. ℘℘℘ This special issue of Irish America is dedicated to the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising. Its aim is two-fold: to highlight and investigate the key individuals and movements, both American and Irish, who had a hand in the planning, execution, and aftermath of theRead more..

Michael Collins: From the GPO
to Béal na mBláth

Michael Collins was born into a farming family near Clonakilty in County Cork in 1890. In 1906 he passed a civil service exam and went to London to work in the British postal system, which included the banking and communications sections – an invaluable learning experience for the future Minister for Finance in the firstRead more..

Michael W. Collins, M.D.

Micky Collins is the executive and clinical director of the UPMC Sports Medicine Concussion Program, the first and largest research and clinical program focused on the diagnosis, evaluation and management of sports-related mild traumatic brain injury in athletes of all levels. Over the course of his career, he has been instrumental in the development ofRead more..

The Collins Clan

Collins, also sometimes found as Cullane or O’Cullane, is one of the most common surnames in Munster. It originates from the sept of Ó Coileáin, which extended from County Cork to south Limerick. The name itself is thought to come from the Irish coileán, meaning a whelp or a young dog. In the 13th century,Read more..

Important Items from Ireland’s Past at Auction

Only fifty original copies of the 1916 Proclamation of the Irish Republic remain in existence. The proclamation, which famously called for a provisional government of the Irish Republic and proclaimed the country’s independence from the United Kingdom, was distributed and read aloud by Patrick Pearse outside the General Post Office, marking the beginning of theRead more..

Liam’s Collins Connection

Though an event in Clonakilty, Co. Cork on Thursday, August 22 was a salute to the tamed Irish patriot Michael Collins, Liam Neeson was the star of the show as hundreds of fans turned out to meet and greet the Co. Antrim-born star. Neeson traveled from New York to attend the ceremony in which aRead more..