Cards and flowers from admirers are once again covering the grave of Irish revolutionary leader Michael Collins on Valentine's Day.

Glasnevin Trust Florist says it has received orders, from home and abroad to place tokens of affection on Collins’ grave in Glasnevin Cemetery.

"On Valentine’s Day you get a steady stream of people," historian Conor Dodd said.

"Every now and again we have to clear the flowers to make room for more."

Collins was killed in Béal na Bláth during the Civil War on August 22, 1922.