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Posted by MM/Magnolia Mary on November 09, 2003 at 13:17:15:
In Reply to: Re: Pictorial memories from the past.... posted by QUESTION on November 09, 2003 at 09:47:05:
I dont think it was a foregone conclusion that it was Douglas Hydes funeral.I think because it occured around the 1940's and a lot of brass(high ranking military officers)participated,we assumed it was someone very important that had died.
"As a former President of Ireland he was accorded a state funeral. One protocol problem arose; as an Anglican his funeral service took place in Dublin's Church of Ireland St. Patrick's Cathedral. However contemporary religious rules prohibited Roman Catholics from entering protestant cathedrals (and vice versa). As a result the entirely catholic cabinet had to remain outside the cathedral while Hyde's funeral took place, they then joining the cortegé when his coffin left the cathedral. Eamon de Valera, by now Leader of the Opposition, was represented by a senior Fianna Fáil figure who was a member of the Church of Ireland, Erskine Childers, a future President of Ireland himself".
I have not been able to find any information on the funeral route.But why not Fermoy?It was a garrison town.
Any photo's of your school Ferdia?
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