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Nine-year-old Patrick Rooney loved horror movies and Hallowe'en, and wanted to be a priest when he grew up. Instead, on 15th August 1969, he became the first child killed as a result of the 'Troubles' - one of approximately 190 children who would die in the conflict in Northern Ireland.

From the teenage striker who scored two goals in a Belfast schools cup final to the asp

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Kindle Edition, 464 pages
Published October 10th 2019 by Hachette Ireland
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Miceál
Not only is this book wonderfully researched and laid out, it's also one of the most beautifully presented books I've ever seen. Full of full-page and increasingly common full-colour pictures, it's as much tribute as it is a closely researched look at an often neglected side to the Troubles. Whether it's a case of the deaths of children just being simply too dark to acknowledge in any detail, or the fact that these young lives get lost in the sheer volume of other deaths and scandals, I don't kn ...more
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Heartbreaking.
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A painfully powerful book where children murdered in the North of Ireland many by the state become so much more than grim statistics
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