As you all know, there are many publications on Michael Collins, but what i would like to see is the stuff thats still kept under lock and key!
Me being British/English, and my partner being Irish, do have a few dingdongs, especially when she gets on her soapbox!! She has family north and south of the border, and we do visit Dublin so see her family there, as well as the others in Belfast. The main cemetry in Dublin is fantastic, and well worth a visit. Myself, i have family from Cork!
Speaking with my partners family, her grandfather served as a medically down- graded officer who was based in the south, and was one of many who chased after Eamon de Valera - shortly before capturing him, my partners granfather was shot in the face by one of Valera's men, so he was not a happy budgie!
Though we live in Northern Ireland, there is so much history to see and visit, the North is friendly, and has much to offer, but unfortunately, the minority spoil it for the majority. Every time i've been down to the South of Ireland, we have always found people to be friendly. Of course there are those who are a minority again, but you get that anywhere in the world.
In the irish army museum at i believe 'the curragh' , they have one of the few surviving original Rolls Royce armoured cars there in full running order, whilst in the north, at the Somme Heritage Centre just outside Newtownards, they have the replica Rolls Royce armoured car which was used in the film 'Michael Collins'. This was recently completely overhauled, and put back in working order by a Territorial Army REME unit in Belfast.