(Photos jbs Kilkenny)
On August 21, 2022, Kilkenny County Council held a commemoration for Michael Collins. In the magnificent setting of Kilkenny’s Castle Park, almost a thousand locals and visitors alike gathered to remember and celebrate the much loved Irish Revolutionary, soldier and politician. The Kilkenny Observer watched on, as a very dignified and respectful commemoration took place with speeches from the chairman of Kilkenny County Council Pat Fitzpatrick, and Mayor of the city David Fitzgerald. A highlight of the day was the re-enactment of the ambush, presented by the ‘Kilkenny historical re-enactment group’, on that fatal day at Béal na Bláth, one hundred years ago.
A wreath was laid by Councillor Fitzpatrick and Councillor Fitzgerald in memory of Michael Collins.
Re enactors Austin Ryan, Ollie Gleeson, Declan Cooke, Donal Croghan, John Joe Cullen, Ger Cody, Phil Cody, Jim Dwyer,Pj Norton, Michael Boland Michael Gabbett.