Michael Collins and Ireland’s Great War

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Date(s) - 23/08/2014
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Hammersmith, Olympia


The Great War spills over into the streets of Dublin

This walking tour in Hammersmith West London, follows the evening commute of the great Michael Collins, from his place of work at the Blythe House Post Office Savings Bank, to the flat in Netherwood Road he shared with his older sister Hannie.

Cork farm boy Collins spent a good third of his short life in London. In that time the Imperial capital taught him everything he needed to know to become as effective an enemy of the British Empire as Gandhi became in India.

But whereas Gandhi considered passive resistance as the way forward, Collins reasoned only blood sacrifice would free Ireland. This World War One walk presents ‘The Laughing Boy’ as one of the great strategists of the war and a principal architect of the modern Irish republic.


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