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
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.
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.