General Michael Collins

General Michael Collins

Michael John (“Mick”) Collins (Irish: Mícheál Seán Ó Coileáin; 16 October 1890 – 22 August 1922) was an Irish revolutionary leader, Minister for Finance 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. He was shot and killed in August 1922, during the Irish Civil War. (Wikipedia)

A memorial I spotted pinned to the wall of the Eldon Hotel in Skibereen, Co Cork. The hotel itself is run down now and I thought it was actually closed until I saw the website. Anyone been in there recently?

PS. Ciara has posted a few photos from the Women’s Mini Marathon on Sunday. Looks like they had great fun!

Aperture ƒ/8
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Focal length 10mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/160s




  1. Reply
    Detour September 30, 2008

    And they chose to remember him with an amerikan date format. Nice.

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    Donncha September 30, 2008

    Hadn’t even noticed that. I always interchanged the day and month if the month was fully written out.

    The dd-mm-yyyy vs mm-dd-yyyy totally annoys me though. mm-dd makes no sense to me.

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    Best Business Premises December 27, 2008

    […] few months ago I posted a photo of General Michael Collins on the wall of the Eldon Hotel in Skibereen, Co Cork. That hotel received the “Best Business […]

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