The funeral of President Erskine Childers took place on the 21 November 1974.

Thousands turned out to pay final tributes to Erskine Childers as the late president's funeral procession made its way through the streets of Dublin.

The state funeral was broadcast live on RTÉ, the service took place at St Patrick's Cathedral Dublin, President Childers was buried in the grounds of Derralossary church in Roundwood, County Wicklow.

The commentators heard in this clip are Sean Duignan and John O'Donoghue.

President Childers's funeral (1974)
Spectators at President Erskine Childers's funeral, outside the Bank of Ireland on Dublin's College Green. Photograph by Eve Holmes.

Erskine Childers's Funeral
President Erskine Childers's funeral cortege makes its way past Trinity College on Dublin's College Green. Photograph by Thomas Holton.