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Near Béal na mBláth in County Cork, Munster, Ireland — Irish South-West
 

Béal na mBláth Ambush Site

 
 
Béal na mBláth Ambush Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 18, 2019
1. Béal na mBláth Ambush Site Marker
Inscription.  

Welcome to the Ambush Site at Beal na Blath, where General Michael Collins, "Commander-in-Chief" of The Irish Army, was assassinated on 22nd August 1922.

Michael Collins and his party left Cork City at approximately 6am that morning, on a tour of WEST CORK.

On their return journey to Cork City, through this valley at approximately 8 pm, the party was ambushed by Anti-Treaty Forces, who had a roadblock in place.

After an exchange of gunfire between both parties General Michael Collins was shot at this spot.

PHOTOGRAPH OF ORIGINAL SITE

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Michael Collins
Film - 1996

Director/Stiúrthóir Neil Jordan
Actors/Alsteoirí Liam Neeson - Ian Hart - Julia Roberts

His dreams inspired hope
His words inspired passion
His courage forged a nation's destiny

Spreag a aisling dóchas
Spreag a chuid focal paisean
Spreag a mhisneach dán náisiúin


 
Location. 51° 48.814′ N, 8° 
Michael Collins Film Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 18, 2019
2. Michael Collins Film Marker
51.391′ W. Marker is near Béal na mBláth, Munster, in County Cork. Marker is on Local Route L2011 one kilometer south of Munster Route R585, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Meeting of Ból Chumann na hÉireann (approx. 9.8 kilometers away); 300th Anniversary of the Granting of Market Rights to Macroom Town (approx. 12.4 kilometers away); ~ The Family ~ (approx. 12.4 kilometers away); Macroom and the Beautiful Lee Valley (approx. 12.4 kilometers away); War Memorial (approx. 12.4 kilometers away); Macroom Castle Demesne (approx. 12.4 kilometers away); United Irishmen 1798 - 1803 (approx. 12.4 kilometers away); Bride Park Cottage (approx. 15.2 kilometers away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Béal na Blá Ambush Site. (Submitted on September 15, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Michael Collins Centre. (Submitted on September 15, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Michael Collins (film) at Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 15, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Government & PoliticsPatriots & PatriotismWars, Non-US
 
Béal na mBláth Ambush Site Memorial and Film Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 18, 2019
3. Béal na mBláth Ambush Site Memorial and Film Marker
The Ambush Site marker is inside the fenced memorial
Michael Collins Cross at Ambush Site Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 18, 2019
4. Michael Collins Cross at Ambush Site Memorial
Michael Collins Mural image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 18, 2019
5. Michael Collins Mural
On Tria Express petrol station's east wall at R585/L2011 intersection
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 15, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 15, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 15, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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