Gearóid O’Sullivan, notice of his death, 1948 1948 | Adoption of the Tricolour
A death notice gives information about the funeral details and about the burial.
He died on Good Friday, 26 March 1948. His family placed two notices in The Cork Examiner, one in Irish and one in English.
(The Cork Examiner, 27 March 1948, p1)
In Your Opinion
The death notice gives his army rank, and also records that he earned an M.A. in university. Why would the family publish this information?
The notices also give details of the removal to his local Church, and the time of his funeral to Glasnevin on Easter Monday. Why is this information included?
O’Sullivan’s coffin was covered with a tricolour that had been used on the coffin of Michael Collins. The funeral cortege passed by the G.P.O. in its way to Glasnevin on Easter Monday. How is his significance in Irish history indicated by these two details?