Born to be Great is the story of Michael Collins, the boy. It spans the years of his childhood growing up in county Cork, and shows his great love for his father and mother. His love of animals and sports and his ambition to succeed, to excel in all his undertakings are portrayed also.
Along side his great attributes and talents, his weakness of character is demonstrated. For his bad temper was to be a shortcoming he had to battle with all his life.
Michael Collins, the greatest hero Ireland has known since Brian Boru is an inspiration for young people even today.