Weirdly, yes. Michael Collins would have been a huge folk hero when I was growing up in Kerry. Keep in mind that in my childhood, there would still have been people alive who had been around during the War of Independence (or Anglo Irish War if you prefer) and the Civil War.
I do have a friend who said that movie was ruined for him by Liam Neeson attempting a Cork accent and mangling "Revenge for Skibbereen".
Unless you mean just Liam Neeson in general, in which case maybe.