Local Schools Remember 1916
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Some photos from our local schools and how they celebrated 100 years of history
John Murphy( Ret Commandant) Pte John Flynn, Cpl Kieran Fletcher, Noreen Heenan Deputy Principle, Fr Dan McCarthy, Lt Shane Flood,
Front / Jack Wrenn, Zeofia Nemeth, Evan Hickey
Sacred Heart Primary School Junior Class Seen here with the National Flag, and Proclamation and Members of the Irish Army
Fr Dan McCarthy, Lt Shane Flood, Pte John Flynn, Aoife Cahill Teacher, Cpl Kieran Fletcher, Noreen Heenan Deputy Principle, Mia Delaney Fletcher
Mrs Eileen Hynes seen here raisins the flag in Coolderry NS,Assisted by three of her great granchildren, Shane Connelly, Chloe Haynes, Cillian Haynes and Una Teehan Principle
Mrs Eileen Hynes born in 1916 Seen here with Members of her Family, Gran Children,and Great Gran Children
Mrs Eileen Hynes seen here Staff and Pupils of Coolderry NS
Una Teehan Principle Presents a Bouquet of flowers to Guest :Mrs Eileen Hynes
Colaiste Phobal Flag day
Tuesday 15th March 2016 Coláiste Phobal Ros Cré participated in the National celebration, commemoration and remembrance of the 1916 centenary. The ceremony began at 10.15am. Invited guests, representatives of the Board of Management, Parents Association, members of the local press, Student Council, Prefects and wider student body were in attendance. Members of the local clergy began proceedings under the stewardship of Principal Mr Michael O’Connor. The theme adopted for the day was ‘What is our identity?’ Fr Lorcan Kenny presented pictures of his relations who had fought in the struggle for Irish freedom. Mr Liam O’Mahony was invited to read the 1916 Proclamation for those present, a magnificent and eloquent reading touched all.
Head boy & Girl, Evan & Áine then presented the Tricolour they had received from President Michael D Higgins a week earlier to member of school staff and Army, Lieutenant Michael Boyle who raised the flag reverently and respectfully to full mast. The National Anthem was then played by our wonderful musicians led by Mrs Deirdre Kinnane. Mr. O’Connor’s insightful speech paid homage to the intellects among the rebels, qualities of their ideals and the poignant symbolism of our national flag: the Tricolour of Green, White & Orange.
After the ceremony guests were received in the school canteen where they were greeted by student’s projects and artwork on 1916 as well as a special exhibition of artefacts from 1916 by Mr Michael Ward. It was a fantastic day for the school community and thankfully just as that Easter Weekend 100 years ago, today too the weather shone brightly.