WATCH: Extraordinary colourised footage brings funeral procession of Terence MacSwiney to life

WATCH: Extraordinary colourised footage brings funeral procession of Terence MacSwiney to life
Terence MacSwiney’s funeral in Cork, 31 October 1920.

This year marks a century since the death of then-Lord Mayor of Cork Terence MacSwiney, who died in Brixton Prison in October 1920, following almost 80 days on hunger strike.

His death, the second death of a Cork mayor that year, made headlines around the world and brought international attention to the campaign for Irish freedom.

Now, digital expert and historian Rob Cross has brought new life to this tumultuous period of history, by adding colour to footage of his funeral procession in Cork.

 

Tens of thousands had filed past his body while it lay in St George's Cathedral in London following his death, before his body was returned to Cork. 

His funeral in the Cathedral of St Mary and St Anne on October 31 attracted enormous crowds.

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