The Final Journey of Michael Collins

Maria McGrane Courtesy of the NPA
Maria McGrane Courtesy of the NPA

Michael Collins was shot at Beal Na Bath in Cork on August 22nd 1922. He was accorded a military funeral and he was taken from the hospital to Penrose Quay in cork. His body was removed from Cork on the Steamer Classic and transported to the North Inner City Docklands. the Nation was plunged into grief and mourning.

In the photo the cortege  accompanying  his body is passing through the Docklands with Brooks Thomas Timber yard in the background.

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