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Colour party at the graveside

1917/2017

Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
Dublin, Ireland

Members of the Irish Volunteers, who marshalled the funeral, fire a volley of shot over Ashe's grave. According to the Evening Herald (1 Oct 1917), 'The firing party, consisting of 8 picked Volunteers, under Captain Liam Clarke, took up a position 10 yards in front of the grave, and fired three volleys over the freshly covered-in grave of their dead comrade. The "Last Post" was sounded by the trumpeters, and Vice-Commandant Michael Collins, standing at the head of the grave, speaking in Irish and then in English, said: "Nothing additional remains to be said. That volley which we have just heard is the only speech which is proper to make above the grave of a dead Fenian"' (Courtesy of the Brother Allen Collection, Military Archives).

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  • Title: Colour party at the graveside
  • Date: 1917/2017
  • Location: Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin.

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