Saturday 16 December 2017

Look, The Big Fella woz here!

A link to Michael Collins is the holy grail for many Finn Galers -- and Shane McEntee has one.

No, he's not related, like Nora Owen.

But the Big Fella did drink in the pub in Nobber which the Meath East TD owns and which sits side by side with his constituency office.

At the time, Collins was on the run during the War of Independence.

The pub was under different ownership and the McEntee family had a different revenue stream -- smuggling eggs, hens and other produce across the border to the North.

And we're told they once smuggled an IRA unit back to the North after a raid on the RIC barracks in Nobber.

Irish Independent

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