Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Photo of the Day

I had lunch yesterday in the Greville Arms Hotel in Granard Co Longford. I took this picture outside the Michael Collins Bar in the Hotel. The Greville Arms used to be owned by Kitty Kiernan (remember, the woman played by Julia Roberts in the movie). Michael Collins traveled to Granard in 1918 to organise the local volunteers. He met Kitty Kiernan at a political rally and returned many times to the hotel to see her until his death in August 1922. He also met regularly in the hotel with General Sean MacEoin, the leader of the most successful flying column in the midlands

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