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 cork-guide.ie 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!
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This memorial hangs on an outside wall of University College Cork (UCC) but I’m fairly sure not many people have read it as it’s in an obscure corner of the college on Gaol Walk.
Judging by the date on the right, it was erected in 1947.
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While walking along the path in Drake’s Pool and enjoying the sunset we came across this plaque in the ground next to a bench.
“You are the wind upon my face.
You inspired me with your grace.
You are the wind upon my back.
You keep telling me do not look back.
As I walk among the trees.
I can feel your gentle breeze.
Your loving smile and tender care.
I cherish and take with me everywhere
3rd Dec 1950 – 30th Dec. 2002”