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Michael Collins Throw

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The Michael Collins Throw has a vast history behind its creation. 
In 1922, Foxford Woollen Mills presented a specially
commissioned Travel Blanket to General Michael Collins to mark his appointment to Commander in Chief of the newly established Irish Army.
The blanket was in his armoured car at the ambush at Béal Na Bláth in August 1922.
It was recovered at Shanakiel Hospital by
Nurse Nora O'Donaghue and donated to the National Museum of Ireland.
Commemorating the centenary of the death of Michael Collins, Foxford have recreated the blanket in olive, gold and white in a Melange yarn, using
their traditional Foxford check. A vintage 4 ply yarn was used for the weaving similar to the quality wool used in the early part of the last century resulting in a very warm sturdy blanket. 
A beautiful, practical gift that will last another 100 years! 

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