Commemorating 1916

  Easter 2016

Proclamation Day: March 2015

We all gathered with pride to raise the tricolour outside the school to mark the centenary of the 1916 Rising. We sang the National Anthem, and two representatives from the school hoisted our National Flag, which had been presented to us by members of the armed forces. It is a day we will all remember.

The tricolour is hoisted.
The tricolour is hoisted.
Mrs Kelly reads the proclamation.
Mrs Kelly reads the proclamation.
We were all entertained by "The Hurlers' Dance".
We were all entertained by “The Hurlers’ Dance”.

 

Visit From The Defence Forces

 

On Thursday January 14th 2016, we had a visit from Sgt Ciaran Kennedy and Pte John Flynn from the Defence Forces team. They presented us with The National Flag and a copy of the Proclamation. One of our sixth class girls read an extract from the Proclamation. Sgt Kennedy gave a very interesting and informative talk on the history, care and protocol surrounding our National Flag. There was a question and answer session . Everybody sang the National Anthem. We are all looking forward to Proclamation Day on March 15th, when all the children of Ireland will take part in a special ceremony and proudly raise our National Flag in every school in the country.

Reading the Proclamation
Reading the Proclamation
Accepting our Nation flag on behalf of the school
Accepting our Nation flag on behalf of the school

 

Mrs Kelly accepts a copy of The Proclamation
Mrs Kelly accepts a copy of The Proclamation
Go raibh mile maith agaibh.
Go raibh míle maith agaibh.
Standing to attention for Amhrán na bhFiann
Standing to attention for Amhrán na bhFiann
We all proudly sang our National Anthem
We all proudly sang our National Anthem

It was a wonderful occasion which we will all remember in future years. We would like to say mile buiochas to the Defence Forces team.

Project on 1916

Room 15 fifth class did a wonderful project on 1916
Room 15 fifth class did a wonderful project on 1916