Michael Collins was shot dead in an ambush at Béal na mBláth, Co Cork, on 22 August 1922. The manner of his death and the identity of his killer have been the source of intense speculation and controversy ever since.
In this book Meda Ryan solves the mystery. Drawing on eye-witness testimony never before published, she painstakingly reconstructs, in minute-by-minute detail, the last four days of Michael Collins’s life and follows, mile-by-mile, his fatal journey through his home county of Cork.
The Day Michael Collins Was Shot is both an exciting and suspenseful narrative and an invaluable work of primary historical research.