Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith to be remembered

Ceremony commemorating their lives to be held in Glasnevin Cemetery this weekend

Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton: will lay a wreath during the commemoration ceremony honouring Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith. Photograph: Sara Freund

Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton: will lay a wreath during the commemoration ceremony honouring Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith. Photograph: Sara Freund

 

A ceremony commemorating the lives of Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith will be held in Glasnevin Cemetery this weekend, with Ministers and members of the Defence Forces due to attend.

The Sliabh na mBan armoured car, which formed part of the convoy ambushed at Béal na mBláth on August 22nd, 1922, leading to the death of Collins, is also expected to be present.

Sunday’s event is organised by the Collins/Griffith Commemoration Committee and Glasnevin Trust. It will begin at noon.

Wreaths will be laid by Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton and Simon Harris, the Minister of State at the Department of Finance.

Conor Brady, former editor of The Irish Times, will give this year’s oration and the commemoration will be preceded by Mass at Berkeley Road church at 10.30am.