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Eight-Year-Old Boy Shot Dead in Easter Rising To Finally Be Given Gravestone Over 100 Years On

Posted by Jean-Yves on Mar 13, 2018

The grave of a young boy killed during the Easter Rising in Dublin 102 years ago is to finally be marked with a headstone. Eugene Lynch was aged just 8 when he was shot dead on April 28, 1916 – becoming one of 40 children to be killed during the Rising.

A gravestone and memorial will be unveiled for the child on March 23 at Goldensbridge Cemetery in Inchicore, Dublin – across the road from where Eugene’s family lived at 4 Vincent Street. According to RTÉ presenter Joe Duffy, the author of ‘Children of the Rising’, the deaths of Irish youngsters such as Eugene in 1916 have “long been forgotten by history”.

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