Podcast 3 – Marika MacCarvill on Eileen McGran

In our third Westmeath Decade of Centenaries podcast, Historian in Residence Paul Hughes speaks to Marika MacCarvill, granddaughter of Eileen MacCarvill (née McGrane).

Eileen McGrane went to UCD and became a leading officer in the Dublin university’s Cumann na mBan branch, but became best known for her close working relationship with Michael Collins as his private secretary and trusted intelligence confidante.

Less known is the fact that Eileen was a native of Killucan, and a former student of Loreto College, Mullingar – making her one of Westmeath’s strongest connections to the revolutionary period. https://www.youtube.com/embed/BomzYue16Xk

Content Last Updated/Reviewed: 04/08/2021