Undaunted by the high winds and the persistent rain, at least 150 people – old and young (mostly young) and children and babies – braved the elements to take part in the Candlelight Vigil for Baby C, on Sunday, 22 November.
As happened on the occasion of the Rally for Life last July the rain actually stopped for the duration of the vigil – up to 5 o’clock.
The participants lined the two sides (and beyond) beneath the colonnade of the General Post Office in Dublin, holding flickering candles and large colour placards showing, for instance, an unborn child with the message: ‘She’s a child – not a choice’.
It being Sunday afternoon there was a constant flow of people walking past, through the rows of placards and candles. It was quite an impressive sight – nobody could miss it!