Funeral of Samuel Devenney

EXHIBITION : NORTHERN IRELAND 1969

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Samuel Devenney had been beaten by police officers at his home in William Street, Derry on 19 April 1969. He died from his injuries on 17 July and his funeral was covered by journalists from around the world.

  • Title
    Funeral of Samuel Devenney
  • 1st Broadcast
    20/07/1969
  • Clip Duration
    00:00:45
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    RTÉ News
  • Clip title
    Funeral of Samuel Devenney
  • Extended description

    Samuel Devenney had been beaten by police officers at his home in William Street, Derry on 19 April 1969. He died from his injuries on 17 July and his funeral was covered by journalists from around the world.

    This report shows an estimated 15,000 people attending the funeral procession from the Devenney home to the city cemetery. The funeral procession lines the streets of Derry and mourners look on as the coffin is lowered into the grave.

  • Information

    RTÉ News reports on the funeral of Samuel Devenney broadcast on 20 July 1969.

  • Local keywords
    Northern Ireland 1969, Growing Tension, Samuel Devenney, William Street, Derry, Londonderry, Funeral
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland, Derry
  • Topic
    Wars and Conflict
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1969
  • Country of production
    Ireland
  • Original identifier
    BA794
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Black and White
  • Item sound
    Mute
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
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