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    Terence ( aka Tomas ) MacSwiney, Republican Lord Mayor, is laid to rest in his native city of Cork.

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    Cork, Ireland ( Eire ).

    M/S of a large tug chugging slowly into harbour - MacSwiney's coffin lies on the deck. Panning L/S of the docks - vast hoards of people have turned up to show their respects, people are even dangling from the rigging of a fishing boat.

    M/S of children playing near military vehicles. Good M/S of two armed soldiers under a tree. M/S of three officers, standing on the front of an armed car, saluting.

    Various high angled L/S of the funeral cortege winding down crowd lined streets - the coffin is draped in a Republican flag. M/S of a bishop / cardinal waving incense over the coffin as it is laid to rest in the ground. Lots of shots of choristers, choir boys and priests processing into a Cathedral.

    M/S of armed soldiers in standing guard at the edge of the road, pan to mourner's horse drawn carriages passing. M/S of an armed car passing a crowd of mourners. Various L/Ss of mourners arriving at the cathedral - including a group of monks. More general shots of the funeral cortege. Various shots of the coffin being carried into the cathedral. Various shots of priests and bishops leaving the cathedral. Various shots of the coffin and mourners leaving the cathedral. C/U of some of the mourners and pallbearers.

    Note: The Lord Mayor of Cork's name is spelt in numerous ways - MacSwinney, McSweney - most likely spelling is McSwiney or MacSwiney. To make things even more complicated the Mayor is sometimes referred to as Tomas MacSwiney and at other times as Terence MacSwiney.

    Note: MacSwiney is featured in G 697 - LORD MAYOR IRA MCSWINEY, his funeral processions in Dublin and London are shown in G 716 - DEATH OF LORD MAYOR OF CORK.

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    HD at Filmfinity
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:11:00 / 01:09:45:00
    G 717

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