Children Killed in 1916 Rising

Children Killed in 1916 Rising


The 40 children who died during the 1916 Rebellion should be

remembered during the 100th centenary commemorations.

More than 370 civilians were killed by gunfire during the Easter Week

of 1916, forty of whom were children aged between two and sixteen years. 

The children were from working class backgrounds and have not been

remembered because of their social class.

These young children and their mothers have remained invisible

for nearly 100 years because they do not fit comfortably in the

romantic view of 1916.

No memorial or plaque to the memory of these children exists and so we include them in these Easter Rising Commemorative Gold, Silver and Bronze Coins. "Remembering all those whose lives were lost."