The Murder of Michael Collins
Category - Special Interest Date - 04/02/2023 8:00 pm
Historical Entertainer Paddy Cullivan brings you the incredible story of the death of Ireland’s first Commander-in-Chief. An audio-visual spectacular featuring hundreds of images, shocking new research and incredible songs, Paddy dares to unravel the secrets and lies around what happened that fateful day in Béal na Bláth, 22nd August 1922.
Did Michael Collins have a secret son in London? Was he really going to keep to the Anglo-Irish Treaty or was he planning to resume the war? If the anti-treaty side shot him, why did the Free State instigate a massive cover-up? How can one of the most important men in Irish history have no autopsy report, no investigation, inquest or even a death cert? And who really shot Michael Collins? Why is there such reticence from certain quarters – to this day – to find out the truth?
No less complex or mysterious than the death of JFK and with as many twists and turns, ‘The Murder of Michael Collins’ is a fascinating rollercoaster ride that will change your perceptions of Irish history forever…
The Balor was one of the very first venues to host this show back in March last year. Since then it’s gone on to be one of the most successful shows in the country playing in over 50 venues with over 10,000 tickets sold. Below is a sample of the incredible audience reaction.
Mesmerising stuff – a complicated story, brilliantly told – Ronan McGreevy (Irish Times)
Agatha Christie meets Monty Python – a century-year-old mystery with the best form of comedy; tinged with unpalatable truth – Oliver Callan
In awe of the research you have done, the way you have put the story together and presented it – Mags Amond (Trinity College School of Education)
A must watch for anyone interested in Irish history and politics – Dr. Wayne O’Brien (Northumbia University)
Amazing work – hard history told with a light touch. Comhghairdeas – Mary Lou McDonald (President of Sinn Fein)