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-2 Finbarr Furey (right) launches into the ballad The Green Fields of France at the launch of the book The Green Fields Of France with pupils from St Paul’s YEP {Youth Education Project}, Finglas, Dublin.

The Green Fields Of France (the buke) was written by (top from left) Ciaran, O’Connor, Jamie Broughan, Aaron Boylan with Michael McDonagh (not pictured) helped by their teacher Nora Kielty.

It “examines the life of young [fictional] Willie McBride {killed in the First World War] and looks at questions posed through the lyrics of the song”.


*The buke published by Glasnevin Cemetery Museum will be available in the museum’s gift shop.

 Young sleuths track down Willie McBride (Independent.ie)
(Shane O’Neill / Fennells).