Photographs of the funeral of Michael Collins.

On 22 August 1922 Michael Collins was killed in an ambush at Béal na mBláth outside Cork. He 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.

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 Free State soldiers file alongside and behind the hearse. 

Michael Collins Funeral (1922)
Cashman Collection

The funeral procession makes its way down Talbot Street and on to Gardiner Street.

Michael Collins Funeral Cashman Collection 1922
Cashman Collection

British non-commissioned officers (NCOs) queuing to view the body of Michael Collins lying in state in City Hall, Dublin.

British noncommissioned officers at the funeral of Michael Collins (1922)
Cashman Collection

Crowds gather outside City Hall, Dublin, on 28 August 1922, to pay their last respects to Michael Collins.

Mourning crowds for Michael Collins, City Hall, Dublin (1922)
Cashman Collection

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.

Michael Collins lying in state (1922)
Cashman Collection

The gun carriage bearing the coffin as it proceeds along St Stephen's Green West. The street is lined with mourners.

The funeral of Michael Collins (1922)
Murtagh Collection


An open car carrying funeral wreaths passes the Royal College of Surgeons, St Stephen's Green, Dublin.

Funeral of Michael Collins (1922)
Murtagh Collection