Wexford Commemorations

The Irish Independence Film Collection
Directed by:
British Pathé
Produced by:
British Pathé


3 mins 29 sec
Silent with English Intertitles

Nationalists from all over Ireland pay tribute to the memory of the late Mr. John Redmond who passed away March 6th 1918.

A portrait of Redmond can been seen on the wall of the cemetery on the corner of John’s Gate Street, Wexford Town. A procession of mourners gather in front of it and a procession of men on horseback ride past holding their hats to their chests. The final segment of this newsreel shows son of John Redmond, Captain William Redmond seen in a bowler hat, looking over the crowd of people who have gathered at the Redmond monument in Wexford town.

John Edward Redmond was an Irish nationalist politician, barrister, and M.P. in the British House of Commons. He was best known as leader of the Irish Parliamentary Party (IPP) from 1900 until his death in 1918. He was also leader of the paramilitary organisation the Irish National Volunteers (INV).