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Hundreds attend commemoration to remember children of the Rising

NewsBy Neil Fetherston
Dublin Fire Brigade Pipe Band was at the children of 1916 commemoration with Joe Duffy
Dublin Fire Brigade Pipe Band was at the children of 1916 commemoration with Joe Duffy

A number of musicians including Declan O’Rourke performed songs inspired by the children of the Rising at a commemoration ceremony in Dublin today.

Over 300 people attended services to mark the deaths of 40 children during the Rising

Through music and readings the children who lost their lives were remembered in a multi-faith ceremony which was opened by broadcaster Joe Duffy.

Relatives of the some of the deceased laid a wreath at the cemetery's commemorative wall to the victims of 1916.

Forty balloons were then released to mark the lives of each of the children who lost their lives in Easter week 100 years ago.