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Michael Collins Funeral

By rareAdmin, Thursday, 28th August 2014 | 0 comments
Filed under: Today in Irish History.

Today in Irish History: 1922

Michael Collins is buried in Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin. His body lay in state for three days in Dublin City Hall where tens of thousands of mourners filed past his coffin to pay their respects. His funeral mass took place at Dublin's Pro Cathedral. Some 500,000 people lined the streets on the day of his funeral, almost one fifth of the country's population at the time.

Rare film footage of Michael Collins' funeral -