Michael Collins Funeral

The coffin of Michael Collins on a horse drawn gun carriage, outside the Pro-Cathedral Dublin, on 28 August 1922. 
Cashman Collection 0505/016
The coffin of Michael Collins on a horse drawn gun carriage, outside the Pro-Cathedral Dublin, on 28 August 1922. Cashman Collection 0505/016

On 22 August 1922 Michael Collins was killed in an ambush at Beal Na mBlath outside Cork.

Michael Collins was buried in Glasnevin Cemetery on 28 August 1922.

We take a look at some photographs of Collins' funeral from the Cashman and Murtagh Photographic Collections held at RTÉ Archives.

Michael Collins Funeral
The coffin of Michael Collins on a horse drawn gun carriage, Talbot Street, Dublin, on 28 August 1922. The hearse is drawn by Free State soldiers on horseback. As it proceeds down Talbot Street (which has visible tram lines) Free State soldiers file alongside and behind the hearse. 
Cashman Collection, 0505/018.

Michael Collins Funeral

The funeral procession makes its way down Talbot Street and on to Gardiner Street.
Cashman Collection, 0505/017.

Michael Collins Funeral
British non-commissioned officers (NCOs) queueing to view the body of Michael Collins lying in state in City Hall, Dublin, on 28 August 1922.
Cashman Collection, 0505/019

Michael Collins Funeral
Crowds gather outside City Hall, Dublin, on 28 August 1922, to pay their last respects to Michael Collins.
Cashman Collection, 0505/015.

Michael Collins Funeral
Seán Collins, head bowed, stands before the coffin which carries his brother Michael Collins in City Hall, Dublin, on 28 August 1922. He is surrounded by a military guard of Free State soldiers.
Cashman Collection, 0505/012.

Michael Collins Funeral
The scene shows the gun carriage bearing the coffin as it proceeds along St Stephen's Green West. The street is lined with mourners.
Murtagh Collection, 0501/009

Michael Collins Funeral
An open car carrying funeral wreaths passes the Royal College of Surgeons, St Stephen's Green, Dublin.
Murtagh Collection, 0501/010

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