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Irish schoolchildren tell the story of Easter

A group of Irish children tell the story of Easter and the death of Jesus in a delightfully cute YouTube video.

The recordings were actually taken up to 50 years ago, when a series was produced of Irish schoolchildren narrating stories from the bible.

Irish children tell the story of Easter

The fantastic soundtracks have now been brought back to life with some brilliant animations and published on YouTube by Monster Distributes.

This video sees several young boys and girls take it in turns to tell the story of Jesus’ death.

The recordings were taken in the 1960s by Brown Bags Films as they went into inner city Dublin schools to hear the children tell their own versions of the stories.

Most of the stars of these films will now be in their fifties and sixties and may well still be telling these bible stories but to their own grandchildren now instead.

The great recordings are truly brought to life by the creative and cute animations of the children, and the characters in the story.

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Throughout the narration, the children add their own unique blend of joy and innocence to the often chilling detail.

The story ends with one child describing a robber being crucified next to Jesus and asking him to remember him in heaven, to which Jesus responds: “This very day you’ll be in heaven with me.”

The video is then brought to a close as one of the ‘men from the television’ says that they have got no more time for the day, before being thanked for all their hard work by the children.

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Take a look at the video below.

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There are also several more YouTube videos in the Give Up Yer Aul Sins series. Click on the links below to watch another.

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Irish schoolchildren tell the story of Easter


4 thoughts on “Irish schoolchildren tell the story of Easter

  1. Eileen holst

    Thank you, that was lovely!

    20/03/2016 at 6:04 pm
  2. rosie

    From the mouths of babes, it captured me, made me smile this morning. I would purchase a cd to hear it whenever I want, in the car or at home. I love the animation! I called my husband in from raking outside, its a beautiful day, and had him sit to watch the video, he truly enjoyed taking time out. Its precious, hope the schools will allow it too.

    12/03/2016 at 5:59 pm
  3. Maggie sacco

    I really enjoyed this version of the crucifiction at Easter time .
    The children were so good with their version of the Easter story.

    Very well done all if the children. Bless them all.


    23/02/2016 at 3:38 pm
  4. Linda Richards

    All would like to see more thoroughly enjoyable

    11/11/2015 at 2:44 pm

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