Trade union members parade to commemorate James Connolly socialist and one of the executed leaders of the Easter Rising.

The Dublin Council of Trade Unions parade to commemorate the forty ninth anniversary of the execution of James Connolly took place in Dublin.

Departing Parnell Square at 12.30 pm and accompanied by four bands marchers made their way to the GPO where Senator Dominic Murphy, the President of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) addressed the crowd.

Earlier this morning, Mass was celebrated in memory of James Connolly at the Church of St Mary of the Angels on Church Street, and a special service was also held for him in St George's Church, Temple Street. Delegates marched from both churches to Arbour Hill, for the laying of wreaths on James Connolly’s grave.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 16 May 1965. The footage shown here is mute.