Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Eighty Five Years Ago

Mícheál Seán Ó Coileáin16 October 1890 - 22 August 1922
At the Treaty negotiations in London, Lord Birkenhead remarked to Michael Collins:
"I may have just signed my political death-warrant",
whereupon Collins replied,
"I may have signed my actual death-warrant".
Nine months later the 31-year-old Collins was
killed by one of his former comrades and Ireland lost one of the most dedicated and talented leaders in its history.


Anthony said...

Ar dheis Dé go raibh sé.

BostonMaggie said...

Very nice.