24th August 2014
By David O’Sullian
The annual Michael Collins commemoration takes place in County Cork this afternoon.
It’s the 92nd year of Beal na mBla
Each year there is a keynote speech from a different person.
Past speakers include President Mary Robinson, the late Brian Lenihan, Taoiseach Enda Kenny, and Corkman Bill O’Herlihy
This years oration will be given by rugby pundit George Hook
Chairman of the Beal na mBla commemoration committee is Dermot Collins who says the speeches begin at 3pm. but people should aim to arrive for 2pm to get a parking space!
Dermot Collins says George Hook admires Michael Collins so it promises to be an interesting speech