A replica of the travel rug designed for and used by Irish revolutionary leader Michael Collins. Foxford Woollen Mills presented a specially commissioned travel rug to Irish revolutionary leader Michael Collins to mark his appointment to Commander in Chief of the newly established Irish Army in early 1922. The blanket was in his armored car at his ambush at Béal na Bláth in August 1922, during which Collins was shot. It was recovered at Shanakiel Hospital by a nurse who later donated it to the National Museum of Ireland.
Foxford have recreated this piece of history in their woollen mills in Co. Mayo. They had previously recreated the rug for the movie Michael Collins which was played by Liam Neeson. The colors in the rug reflect the colors of the original Irish flag – green, white and gold. While both functional and durable, this blanket is a collector’s item and indeed a family heirloom.
Finish: Rolled Fringe
Care Instructions: Dry Clean Only
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