Final resting place

Download this image

Love this? Please support us and...

More from this collection

Related by When

Related by Where

Research Help!

Where: Leinster, Dublin City, Ireland

Try to find the spot where the photographer was standing.

When: Unknown

Try to find the date or year when this image was made.
The Great and the Good gather at the graveside of the little man in the top hat with the gentle smile, as many of us will remember the late President Seán T. O'Kelly who died in 1966. Dignitaries of the church are there aplenty to honour a man whose commitment to the church was always evident. His political friends are present but I find it hard to identify any from the other parties but that might be a lack of knowledge of who might have been there. Searching through the crowd should make an interesting day?

Photographers: Unknown

Collection: Sean T. O'Kelly Photographic Collection

Date: Circa Nov. 1966


You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at


Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons
Views: 3772
dublin ireland leinster locationidentified nationallibraryofireland theseantokellyphotographiccollection statefuneralofformerpresidentseantokelly november

Add Tags
  • profile


    • 09/Oct/2023 08:06:40

    "... A gun carriage carried the old rebel's coffin out to the cemetery in Glasnevin. "Old comrades, sundered by civil war and dissension, stood shoulder to shoulder in a guard of honour at the grave of a man who, as president, appealed for the reunification of all Republicans," reported the Irish Independent. At the graveside, veterans of the GPO garrison and the Citizen Army stood to attention as soldiers fired three volleys in the air before the Last Post and Reveille was sounded. Floral wreaths from President De Valera and the new Taoiseach Jack Lynch - he was barely two weeks in office - were laid at the grave alongside tributes from the British and Canadian governments, and Prince Rainier and Princess Grace of Monaco. ... " From -

  • profile

    Carol Maddock

    • 09/Oct/2023 08:42:24

    Beside newly minted Taoiseach Jack Lynch is his wife Máirín Lynch, née O'Connor.

  • profile


    • 09/Oct/2023 08:43:00

    From -'k...

  • profile


    • 09/Oct/2023 08:48:27

    A very sparse census entry

  • profile

    Niall McAuley

    • 09/Oct/2023 08:57:31 If you look at the pdf form, there is more, it is just in Irish, hard to read and not transcribed.

  • profile

    O Mac

    • 09/Oct/2023 09:02:07

    de Valera is standing behind white headstone on the right. His wife Sinéad (née Ní Fhlannagáin; 3 June 1878 – 7 January 1975) is in front of him. Archbishop McQuaid is behind the officer who is adjusting the flowers.

  • profile

    Niall McAuley

    • 09/Oct/2023 09:03:14

    Behind Lynch, to our left, Brian Lenihan. To our left of Lenihan, is that Donogh O'Mally and wife Hilda?

  • profile


    • 09/Oct/2023 09:22:16

    Behind the officer on Lenihans right, Sean Flanagan FF TD/Minister.

  • profile

    Bernard Healy

    • 09/Oct/2023 11:29:36

    In the mitre & cope is Bishop (not Archbishop) Michael Browne of Galway who celebated the funeral Mass as per the Irish Independent and obviously did the prayers at the graveside as well.

  • profile

    O Mac

    • 09/Oct/2023 11:39:03

    Lord mayor of Dublin Eugene Timmons wearing his chain bottom left.

  • profile

    Niall McAuley

    • 09/Oct/2023 15:20:31

    CemeteryView. If you swing it around, you can see the distinctive celtic crosses opposite which are at left in today's shot. The cameraman must have brought a cherry picker.