Michael Collins Funeral

Michael Collins Funeral

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01/08/1922 (of event)


08min 09sec




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.

Shot List

Crowd lines street. Coffin and funeral procession. Coffin being carried out of church. Funeral cortege on street. Dense crowds on O'Connell Street. Repeat of procession out of church with coffin. Edge of Liffey. 04:05 'Ireland's Dead Leader. At the foot of the majestic ststue of Daniel O'Connell, the Liberator, Michael Collins lies in state. Pathe Gazette.' Various crowd scenes. 07:40 Graveyard. Coffin being lowered to ground. View of large number of wreaths.


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