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."