On the centenary of the Fenian Rising of 1867 commemorations took place at the Garden of Remembrance in Parnell Square in Dublin.
Organised by the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB) the Fenian Rising was a fight against British rule in Ireland. This struggle culminated in a night of revolt throughout Ireland on the 5 March 1867. However, the rebellion was poorly planned and many of the leaders were arrested by the British.
An Taoiseach Jack Lynch reviews a guard of honour and the tri-colour is lowered to half mast. Lynch delivers a speech and lays a wreath in honour of those who took part in the rising. Amongst the dignitaries and members of government in attendance were Minister for External Affairs Frank Aiken, Minister for Social Welfare Kevin Boland, and Minister for Finance Charles Haughey.
This RTÉ News footage was broadcast on 5 March 1967. This video is mute.