"Michael Collins & the Bankers" Lecture at Glasnevin Museum
Date: 19th Aug 2012
Location: Glasnevin Museum
Fee: €10 & all monies raised will go towards the upkeep of the cemetery
Within days of being appointed Minister for Finance in 1919, Michael Collins set about raising the funds necessary for Dail Eireann. The writer Frank O'Connor captures Collins's application:
"He was a born improvisator, and from the moment he was appointed Finance Minister the department of Finance began to function; within a few weeks his mighty Loan was under way, and even to-day, when we have forgotten or can no longer imagine the preposterous conditions under which the department worked - censorship, imprisonment, confiscation, murder - one is filled with respect for the variety and thoroughness of the work performed."
But what would Ireland’s first Minister for Finance make of our present day banking crisis? As part of the Glasnevin Trust lecture series, renowned historian and writer Mr. Tim Pat Cooghan will give an address on “Michael Collins and the Bankers”.
Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.
More information hyperlink: http://www.glasnevinmuseum.ie/