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The kids are alright, and the future is bright too!

Barry Egan witnesses a micocosm of Ireland's future in a culturally diverse school in Dublin's inner-city

Published 24/08/2014 | 02:30

Diversity: Brendan O’Connor and Barry Egan with the kids from the Central Model Senior School in Dublin 1.
Diversity: Brendan O’Connor and Barry Egan with the kids from the Central Model Senior School in Dublin 1.

Young Ireland. New Ireland. This is a microcosm of the country's future - certainly bright...

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Thirty or so smiling young kids, in ages ranging from 8 to 10, from Dublin and all over the world, bursting out renditions of Molly Malone and Raglan Road from their little lungs.

They had barely drawn breath before they were proudly showing off their air-dough statues they'd made of Patrick Kavanagh, Philip Lynott and indeed yer wan Molly Malone.

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