Today has been a very special day in our school on Grove Road. Lt. Paul Dunne and Sgt. Jim Hoare from the Irish Army arrived to present our school with a copy of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic along with our National flag. This was the first of our planned events in the school to mark what is a very significant year in the history of our people and country next year with the 100th. anniversary of 1916.
Nearly 1000 children, teachers, board of management, parents and representatives from our local community joined us here this morning to celebrate the delivery, presentation and raising of our National flag. We closed the event with the entire school standing to attention to sing ‘Amhrán na bhFiann’.
We look forward to a very special year next year in commemorating and remembering those who gave their lives in 1916 for our independence.