The information about this photo is supplied by Dr. Brian Kirby, Archivist, Capuchin Archives, Capuchin Friary, Church Street, Dublin 7. Ireland. I have blogged this partly in response to a question and replies on Twitter. (impossible to put this in in 140 characters! ) If you join the Capuchin Archives, Ireland on Facebook, you can find out much more about the historical collection at our Provincial Archives. As we approach the 100th anniversary of the Easter rising of 1916 for example, there will be further details of material of historical significance published.
Print by Keogh Bros., 124 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin.
Photographic print of an unidentified family group (possibly a wedding party). Michael Collins is the second person to the left in the back row. Fr. Bonaventure Murphy OFM Cap. is seated at the left of the second row. Collins was Minister for Finance and TD for Cork South in the First Dáil of 1919, Director of Intelligence for the IRA, and member of the Irish delegation during the Anglo-Irish Treaty negotiations. Subsequently, he was both Chairman of the Provisional Government and Commander-in-chief of the National Army. Collins was shot and killed in August 1922, during the Civil War. Fr. Bonaventure, born in Carrignarvar, County Cork, joined the Capuchin Order in 1899.