Essex Street/Exchange Street, Temple Bar, Dublin
The Somebody’s Child ‘extallation’. To wit:
This work makes present the erased social history of the many thousands of infants and children whose lives were lost in Ireland’s Mother and Baby homes and orphanages. Often buried in the dead of night, with no ritual or mass, they have remained entombed and buried beneath the Irish landscape. Somebody’s child is a cultural expression of public grief and human anguish, an invitation to society to embrace all the banished children as our own flesh and blood, without fear or shame.
Dublin City Councillor Mannix Flynn will officially launch the ‘extallation’ at 2pm tomorrow.