Michael Collins Funeral

Michael Collins Funeral

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01/08/1922 (of event)


03min 33sec




35mm, film, intertitles

black and white


British Pathe


British Pathé

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O´Connell Street packed with mourners after Collins had been killed in an ambush at Beal na Blath. Often thought to be assassinated, Collins was more likely to have been killed in action, having exposed himself unnecessarily. Michael Collins (1890-1922), republican and statesman, became a member of the IRB (Irish Republican Brotherhood) and fought in the 1916 Rising. He was Director of Intelligence for the IRA (Irish Republican Army) during the War of Independence. Collins was a signatory of the controversial Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921.

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'Dublin. More than half a million Mourners bid a silent farewell at passing of Michael Collins' - Ireland's Soldier Statesman. Pathe Gazette.' View of O'Connell Street packed with people. Coffin being carried out of the church by eight soldiers and placed on an open, horse drawn carriage and draped with the Irish tricolour. General views of the funeral procession. Series of cars draped in black cloth and covered with wreaths. At the graveyard, view of the coffin being lowered into the ground. View of large numbers of wreaths.


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