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A podcast with Paddy Cullivan.
But who covered up what and why? Who did kill Michael Collins and did anyone stand to benefit most from his death?
In the latest episode of In The News, art historian and performer Paddy Cullivan tells Conor Pope that he has uncovered documentation in British and German archives which casts doubt on the guilt of the leading suspect Dennis ‘Sonny’ O’Neill.
In the News is presented by reporters Sorcha Pollak and Conor Pope.
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The enigma remains even after 100 years.
Ronan McGreevy visits Béal na Bláth ahead of the centenary in search of the truth about an assassination whose impact is still felt today
Sat Aug 20 2022 - 05:00
Béal na Bláth must have some claim to be the saddest place in Ireland. It wasn’t just Michael Collins who was killed there at twilight on August 22nd, 1922. Hope died too, according to many of his contemporaries, along with the prospect of reconciliation between the pro- and anti-Treaty sides, and an end to partition. Collins’s death unleashed a new and savage phase of the Civil War, with executions and counter-reprisals which poisoned Irish society for generations.
Michael Collins was killed in Béal na Bláth during the Irish Civil war 100 years ago, his relatives and historians recount his final movements.
The famous silhouette of Collins striding purposely, taken at Portobello Barracks just a few weeks before he died, is everywhere in this part of west Cork. It’s on the signpost denoting the Michael Collins trail, it’s on T-shirts sold in Clonakilty where there is an ongoing exhibition into his life and death. At Béal na Bláth crossroads there is a gift shop in a Portakabin selling souvenirs. On Sunday in Newcestown there will be a world-record attempt at the largest ever gathering of people who share Michael Collins’s name. ...
I'm watching it now on 4oD.
http://www.channel4.com/programmes/rich ... r-park/4od
The remarkable thing is that the first thing found in the first trench they dug has proved to be the King's remains.
This is perhaps the best evidence ever recorded of an intuition being proved true. Very Fortean!
Come on Randi, where's the million dollars!
I dont know how widespread the knowledge of this is, i had certainly never heard of it.
Today marks the 100 year anniversary of the 'Tulsa Massacre' in which over 300 black Americans in an affluent area were killed and much of the area was burnt to the ground.
"The Tulsa race massacre took place May 31 and June 1, 1921, when mobs of White residents, many of them deputized and given weapons by city officials, attacked Black residents and businesses of the Greenwood District in Tulsa, Oklahoma, US.Alternatively known as the Black Wall StreetMassacre, the Greenwood Massacre, the Tulsa Massacre, the Tulsa pogrom, or the Tulsa race riot, it marks one of "the single worst incident(s) of racial violence in American history". The attack, carried out on the ground and from private aircraft, destroyed more than 35 square blocks of the district – at that time the wealthiest Black community in the United States, known as "Black Wall Street"."
…Jewish Caribbean pirates…
Trying to nail the story that on Sunday December 7th 1941, a civilian pilot living in Honolulu decided to take his private plane up for a joyride, which turned out to be more than he anticipated. ...
Yes, John always said that that was the case. He even started to check all the other Beatles songs to see if they spelt anything out, but they didn't.The Real Lucy
It was rumored more than a little that the Beatles song, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, was about an acid trip,and that the title was a code for LSD. However, it’s also been made quite clear that this isn’t so.
The story goes, John Lennon’s son Julian brought a painting he recently completed home from school. John asked the young boy about the image, and Julian replied it’s Lucy, in the sky with diamonds.
Lennon liked the imagery of the title so much he penned the now classic tune.
The lyrics are a description or a response, John Lennon insisted consistently to a picture painted and brought home by his at the time almost four-year-old son Julian of young Lucy O'Donnell, a classmate of his at Heath House nursery school.
The young Lucy, that was the inspiration for the painting of which the tune came from ultimately grew up and got married becoming Lucy Vodden. She sadly passed away after a history with lupus, in London in 2009. She was 46 years old.
The lovely lady with Kaleidoscope eyes
Apart from HELP that is.Yes, John always said that that was the case. He even started to check all the other Beatles songs to see if they spelt anything out, but they didn't.
They're actually spelling NUJV in semaphore on the cover of the album, not HELP.Apart from HELP that is.
With the arm waving about thing isn't it?. The song's still called HELP though.They're actually spelling NUJV in semaphore on the cover of the album, not HELP.
More grist to the conspiracy mill.
MacDara Ó Conaola recounts the story passed down through his family about the night that his grand-uncle's father Albert Power RHA made Michael Collins' death mask in Dublin.
My grand-uncle John and I were great pals. We had time for each other and had similar interests and views on life.
Within the family, we called him John, but his ''real'' name was James, James Power, which, for continuity purposes, is how I will refer to him from now on.
James Power (1918-2009) was a renowned sculptor and painter from Berkeley Road in Dublin. He attended the National College of Art in his teens where he studied sculpture under Oliver Sheppard and painting under Seán Keating. He had, however, learned almost everything already from his father, the master sculptor Albert Power RHA (1881-1945). ...
Incidentally, a priest, whose name escapes me now, who was present spoke to James and told him, “I remember seeing your father doing exactly what you’re doing there ... with Michael Collins.’’
He had been present 42 years earlier in St. Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin, where Albert Power, James’s father, took the death mask of Michael Collins. ...
Albert Power, best known for his Pádraic Ó Conaire statue on Eyre Square in Galway, was the leading sculptor in Ireland in the '20s, '30s, and '40s. In the years before and after the Civil War, he worked on pieces of figures from both sides of the conflict. Just earlier in the summer of 1922, in July, he had taken the death mask of Cathal Brugha from the anti-treaty side.
His friend, physician Oliver St. John Gogarty, was at St. Vincent’s Hospital when he arrived there and was with him while he took the death mask of Collins. Power, having studied human anatomy as artists such as Leonardo da Vinci had for centuries before him, appreciated Collins’s “fine ears” and decided to include them in their entirety in the death mask, which was not the usual practice.
When it was time to remove the hardened plaster, Power noticed blood and other matter on his hands and that the back of Collins’s head was split, and that the bandage was to keep the skull intact.
After much maneuvering, Power managed to remove the cast. He remarked to Gogarty that that must have been where he was hit. Gogarty said that it was the exit wound and pointed to a small hole behind Collins' right ear and said that that was where the bullet from the Mauser pistol entered his skull and that the singed hair indicated that he was shot at close quarters.
The most commonly-believed theory surrounding Collins' death is that he was shot by an anti-treaty sniper, although this has never been corroborated and conspiracies about Collins' death have been rife. ...
It was a similar situation in the case of Arthur Griffith who had died just ten days earlier. Present again were Albert Power and Oliver St. John Gogarty. Power took Griffith's death mask. Gogarty, James’s father told him, had mentioned that the condition of Griffith’s skin was consistent with poisoning. ...