The Cork Examiner, 25 February 1921
Interment of Cobh Victims
|Yesterday, the obsequies took place at Cobh of Messrs. James Glavin and James Ahern, U.D.C., two young men who were connected with the most respected families in the town. The manner of their tragic death and the sincere sympathy with the members of their family was apparent everywhere. A large crowd gathered in the precincts of the Cathedral as three o'clock drew near, which was the hour fixed for the funeral. There was a belief amongst those present, which was mainly composed of women, that military interference was imminent, and for that reason there was a degree of nervousness, but the funeral took place without the military putting in an appearance.|
|The prayers in the church were recited by Rev. Fathers Fouhy and O'Keeffe, and they also officiated at the solemn ceremonies at the graveside. There were many beautiful wreaths placed on the grave. When the interment had taken place all knelt and prayed for the repose of the souls of the dead. A dramatic coincidence was that as the concourse at the graveside kneeled in prayer there floated on the wind the beautiful national air, “Let Erin Remember the Days of Old,” the melody being played on the carillon of Cove Cathedral. The shops in that portion of the town through which the funeral passed were closed. In other parts of the town in the morning, military visited some of them, and later they were opened. Our Youghal correspondent wires :— A report has been received contradicting the story that a Killeagh man had been killed at Clonmult.|
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