The Belly of the Beast
About The Belly of the Beast
Ned Broy's world is utterly transformed having witnessed first hand the 1916 rising and the executions of his fellow nationalists. Now he has decided he can be the key player working towards Irish freedom. This decision leads him to his first meeting with Michael Collins, the most wanted man in the empire.
7th April 1919, Ned Broy smuggles Michael Collins, the most wanted man in the British empire, into the belly of the imperial beast. Once inside Collins reads his own secret file and glean vital intelligence that would change the course of history and give the Irish the advantage in the fight for freedom.
On the 100th anniversary of the death of Michael Collins, this podcast tells the fascinating story of Ned Broy, the double agent who helped Collins change the course of Irish history. The story begins when a Dublin based history teacher named Brendan McCauley learns that he has bought Ned Broy’s original home. This starts a voyage of discovery concerning Broy and his critical involvement in Irish history.