This Michael Collins statue is handmade by Druid Craft at their studios in Cork. Height 25m. Weight 0.9kg. General Michael Collins was an Irish patriot, guerrilla leader, soldier and politician who fought against British rule in Ireland. Born in Clonakilty West Cork, Collins fought at the GPO during the 1916 Easter Rising and went on to lead Ireland's fight for freedom from British rule. Collins was sent by De Valera to negotiate the treaty with Britain that would lead to British withdrawal from 26 of the 32 counties. This resulted in a split between pro and anti-Treaty factions and resulted in a bitter civil war. Collins was killed in an ambush in Beal na Blath on 22nd August 1922.