List of Irish state funerals

List Of Irish State Funerals

List of Irish state funerals

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State funerals in Ireland have taken place on the following occasions since 1922 (This list is incomplete):

Former Taoiseach John A. Costello did not receive a state funeral, at the request of his family.


Lying in state is only organised for a sitting taoiseach or president.

The church service may feature a High Mass, usually attended by past and present presidents, taoisigh and senior members of the Irish judiciary.

About 300 members of the Defence Forces provide a guard of honour, a gun-carriage carries the coffin, which is draped with the tricolour, and Army Buglers play the Last Post. There is a gun-salute.


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