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This afternoon.

At St Patrick’s Parish Church, Ringsend, Dublin 4.

Service of Remembrance and Reclamation for the 40 children who were killed in the Easter Rising, April 1916.

Last pic from left: President Higgins and Sabrina with RTÉ presenter Joe Duffy [who championed the commemoration] with pupils from 6th class in St Patrick’s National School.

(Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland)

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10 thoughts on “16 And Under

  1. Clampers Outside!

    See…. who needs political parties* intent on hijacking 1916 to promote their party when you can have real party-less commemorations like this.

    *All of them are at it

  2. Stewart Curry

    I thought that the Church forbade photographing of children inside a church?

    1. Odis

      I think this is to serve as a warning to any pedoes that get the devious ideas, and want to take a opportunistic piccy – in fairness. No denying the age of this crowd.

      1. Stewart Curry

        those aren’t their ages… those are the ages of the kids that dies in 1916…

  3. ahjayzis

    All credit to Joe, he’s really championed this cause.

    I think it should always be a priority to remember the children who, had they lived, would be long dead by now anyway, especially since all who knew them are definitely dead already too, so it’s not untimely that we remember them before we’re all dead, y’know? Great use of media profile to highlight an important issue.

    I’d like to sign off this comment by remembering for a minute the young victims of the Sack of Rome and the Fall of Constantinople, god bless their little sandled feet.

  4. Chuckenstein

    I might be missing an in-joke here but the president’s wife is named Sabina.

  5. Truth in the News

    Is the subliminal message in this, is it, that Pearse did not cherish the children
    of Nation and that the British Army did.

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