‘And By The Readiness Of Its Children To Sacrifice Themselves For The Common Good’


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Ah here.

This afternoon.

Richmond Barracks, Inchicore, Dublin 11

Irish Army Captain Ciara Ni Ruairc and uninterested tykes from Our Lady of Lourdes National School {Inchicore] with a copy of the Proclamation  as part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme at the redevelopment of Richmond Barracks  into an “interactive multimedia tourist attraction” by Dublin City Council in commemoration of the 1916 Centenary. The official opening will be in May 2016.


(Leah Farrell/Rollingnews)

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25 thoughts on “‘And By The Readiness Of Its Children To Sacrifice Themselves For The Common Good’

    1. postmanpat

      I hear ya. I’m not mad into this type of thing either but if the current government doesn’t get in front of the 100 year anniversary celebrations, then shinfein/ira will, and who knows what kind of scum crowds they’ll pull together. it’s just bored kids, by next year they will forget this national pride identity nonsense and rejoin the wider world.

      1. MoyestWithExcitement

        The Shinners can do what they like. Only people who like the Shinners will attend. The military and 10 year olds don’t mix though, as far as I’m concerned.

  1. Punches Pilot

    The 1916 thing is such a non event for ordinary eejits like me. The parish pumpers are falling over each other to claim their stake to it, the Fine Gael gang don’t seem to really want to touch it all bar rubbing Fianna Fails nose in it and watching the political arm of a terrorist organisation acting like its their day in the sun is probably the most sickening of it all.

    Let me just say now that I have my doubts that any of the original Irish Musketeers would have admired or condoned the political landscape that’s been created in this country post their adventures and endeavours. They’re all guilty of diluting the beer but being sickeningly happy barmen. Piss off with 1916 I say.

      1. Punches Pilot

        Well in fairness what they’re giving us both as a show and politically today then they might as well be.

    1. Clampers Outside!

      Fair point….

      This years budget highlight – €50m to be spent on 1916 celebrations…. €17m on the housing crisis….

      I’d bet (if I could) that those that died in 1916 would turn in their graves seeing those two figures.

      1. scundered

        bang on, they died trying to make things better, striving for a fairer Ireland… The government would be doing their memory a greater service by trying to fulfill that goal.

      2. Kieran NYC

        17m euro *extra* on the homelessness crisis, no? As in that much of a budget increase on top of last year?

  2. Soylent Fart

    murderers and jesus loving pedoes, maybe time to leave both in the bin and offer something better to this kids?

  3. Caroline

    Don’t worry kids, you’ve the guts of three weeks off next Easter and if your parents have any sense you’ll be off to Fuerteventura for the duration.

  4. Neilo

    A culchie writes: I worked in Inchicore, near enough to Bluebell, but on the ‘town’ side of the canal. A fair chunk of Inchicore – particularly the village – is in Dublin 8, no?

  5. Jess

    “Declares its resolve to pursue the happiness and prosperity of the whole nation and of all its parts, cherishing all the children of the nation equally, except those who are not baptised catholic, travellers and we don’t even consider the children of asylum seekers”

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