Paddy Cullivan stars in ‘The Murder of Michael Collins’, a fascinating rollercoaster ride which will be performed at Nenagh Arts Centre on April 23.

Acclaimed play for Arts Centre

Historical entertainer Paddy Cullivan brings the incredible story of the death of Ireland’s first Commander-in-Chief to Nenagh Arts Centre on Saturday, April 23. An audio-visual spectacular featuring hundreds of images, shocking new research and incredible songs, Paddy dares to unravel the secrets and lies around what happened that fateful day in Béal na mBlath, August 22, 1922.

Did Michael Collins have a secret son in London? Was he really going to keep to the Anglo-Irish Treaty or was he planning to resume the war? If the anti-treaty side shot him, why did the Free State instigate a massive cover-up?

How can one of the most important men in Irish history have no autopsy report, no investigation, inquest or even a death cert? And who really shot Michael Collins? Why is there such reticence from certain quarters - to this day - to find out the truth?

No less complex or mysterious than the death of JFK and with as many twists and turns, ‘The Murder of Michael Collins’ is a fascinating rollercoaster ride that will change your perceptions of Irish history forever…

Ronan McGreevy of The Irish Times described it as “mesmerising stuff - a complicated story, brilliantly told”.


Tickets priced at €15/ €12 are available now at or by phoning the Nenagh Arts Centre box office on 067 34400.