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Michael Collins' slippers spark Twitter storm

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What kind of revolutionary leader would kick back in a pair of slippers like these?

They are not your ordinary pair of house shoes - a vibrant blue, lined with lush wool.

And, the detail that is the most intriguing - the staring green eyes of a wolf, its tongue slightly protruding like an emoji designed by the Brothers Grimm.

They look almost out-of-the-box brand new. And yet they're about 100 years old.

We know this because these slippers belonged to Michael Collins, the Irish republican who led the military campaign for Ireland's independence a century ago.

And when Collins' plush puppies emerged on Twitter in the last week, Irish users were stunned.


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No more eccentric than Sir Winston's bathrobe and siren suit.


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1 hour ago, jethrofloyd said:

At first glance, I thought this was about astronaut Michael Collins. B)


Me three.  Dam clickbait... :D  I was gunna bid on them coz they would obviously have been moon boots..  Well, OK, just astronaut boots as he didn't actually walk on the moon, just piloted the CSM..

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