The funeral of 1916 veteran and lifelong republican activist Joe Clarke at Glasnevin Cemetery.

Born in Rush north County Dublin in 1882 Joe Clarke joined the Irish Volunteers and was involved in the Battle of Mount Street bridge during the 1916 Rising.

Imprisoned in English jails and Frongoch internment camp in Wales in the period following the Rising, he worked for Sinn Féin and acted a courier for Michael Collins.

After the Civil War he sided with the Republicans, and remained loyal to Sinn Féin for the rest of his life.

A vocal opponent of Eamon De Valera, Joe Clarke refused to take part in the official commemorations of the Golden Jubilee of 1916, and heckled De Valera during his speech at a special sitting of the Dáil in the Round Room of the Mansion House in 1969.

Joe Clarke was one of the founding members of the National Graves Association. he died at the age of ninety four.

Requiem Mass as Gaeilge at Saint Theresa's Church, Donore Avenue was celebrated by An tAthair Piarais Ó Dúill.

Mourners included Sinn Féin President Ruairí Ó Brádaigh and Vice President Máire Drumm, members of Cumann na mBan and Na Fianna.

As the coffin is being carried from the church an unidentified man holding a revolver attempts to fire a volley of shots over it, but the firearm appears to jam.

The funeral cortege passes the General Post Office (GPO) on O'Connell Street en route to Glasnevin Cemetery and pauses for a minute's silence.

At the cemetery Gardaí in riot helmets maintain a presence, but the burial took place without incident.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 26 April 1976. The footage shown here has natural sound only.