Collins Barracks was the centre point in Cork for the ceremonies to mark the Golden Jubilee of the Easter Rising.

A replica facade of the General Post Office formed the back drop to the military parade in the square. Minister for External Affairs, Frank Aiken took the salute of the march past.

The parade was made up of units from the Irish Army, the FCA, Slua Muiri, the Civil Defence, the Red Cross, Cumann na mBan, members of the Old IRA, Boy Scouts, Boy Brigades and school and college students.

The attendance included the Lord Mayor of Cork Con Desmond and members of the Corporation. The parade was followed by a commemoration ceremony at the grave of Thomas Ceannt in the Detention Barracks. Minster Aiken laid a wreath on the grave on behalf of the Defence Forces. Wreaths were also placed by the Old IRA and the Cork 1916 Men's Association.