[Huge crowd gathered on Armistice Day at College Green, Dublin for the unveiling of a Celtic Cross in memory of the 16th Irish Division]
|Main Creator:||Hogan, W. D., photographer|
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Tuesday, 11th November 1924.
The Celtic Cross was later transported to Guillemont, France and erected in memory of the 16th Irish Division.
Contemporary newspaper reports estimated that crowds of up to 50,000 people attended this ceremony.
On Wednesday, 12 November 1924, the Irish Times reported: ''There were hundreds of ex-service men, wearing their ribbons and medals, round the Celtic cross, in addition to those who took part in the official parades, and the display of Flanders poppies was not equalled by any city in the British Isles. It was a wonderful and heartening sight. After the Réveille had been sounded the National Anthem was sung publicly and lustily in the streets of Dublin for the first time for many years. ... It was stated last night that nearly 500,000 poppies had been sold in Dublin and district."
Physical description: 1 photographic print ; 11 x 16 cm.
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