The Bloody Sunday funerals were massive events, attended by political, civic and religious representatives from around the world.
Funeral 1 - Thousands congregate at St Mary's Chapel in Creggan for the funerals in February 1972 (Derry Journal).JPG
Thousands congregate at St Mary's Chapel in Creggan for the funerals in February 1972 (Derry Journal)
Derry Journal Front Page from 4th February 1972
On the day of the burials, the British embassy in Dublin was burned to the ground. Throughout the south and in nationalist areas of the north, schools and workplaces closed in support of the families. The southern government designated the general stoppage
“a national day of mourning.”
Derry Coroner Hubert O’Neill later declared the killings
“sheer unadulterated murder”.
The hundreds of civilian eyewitnesses agreed.
Funeral Mass at St Mary's Church, Creggan (Derry Journal)
Duddy family cortege make its way to city cemetery. (Derry Journal)
Thousands file into city cemetery to bury the Bloody Sunday dead. (Derry Journal)