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August 22, 1922

Irish revolutionary and politician Michael Collins was assassinated in Co. Cork during an ambush on this day in 1922. Collins, who was the preeminent Sinn Fein leader, helped stage the 1916 Easter Rising in response to British parliament’s opposition to Irish home rule. An annual commemoration is held every August 22 in Cork and at Collins’s graveside at Glasnevin.

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