Charles Stewart Parnell, leader of the Irish Parliamentary Party, died on 6 October 1891.
The funeral of Charles Parnell held at Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin was one of the largest seen in Ireland. The ‘Ivy Day’ commemoration commenced on the first anniversary of his death and has continued ever since, becoming one of the most enduring Irish commemorative events. Every year ‘Ivy Day' is held at midday on the Sunday nearest 6 October.
RTÉ News reports on ‘Ivy Day’ marking the 94th anniversary of the death of Parnell. A group of devotees gather around the graveside in Glasnevin Cemetery and Nuala Jordan lays a wreath on the grave.
The graveside oration is given by Professor Terence Brown from Trinity College Dublin.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 6 October 1985.
Portrait of Charles Stewart Parnell (circa 1886)