Christmas dinner for Seán T. O’Kelly, 1920

Sean T card

In 1920, Sean T O’Kelly was in Paris as the envoy of Dáil Éireann in its unsuccessful attempt to participate in the post-World War 1 peace conference. Here is the menu, beautifully handwritten,  of the Christmas dinner he hosted in the Grand Hotel, Paris, as the ‘Délégué du Gouvernement Élu de la République Irlandaise’.

The turkey was stuffed with chestnuts and truffles, and was preceded by some oysters, a chicken soup and trout.

Sean T in Paris B


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