1916 Commemoration Ceremony

1916 Commemoration Ceremony

To commemorate the centenary of the 1916 Rising and to celebrate 100 years since the Proclamation of the Irish Republic, the Government has tasked Óglaigh na hÉireann with delivering a National Flag to every Primary School in the country. On Friday November 13th, St Audoen’s NS welcomed three officers from the Irish Air Corp to our school. The officers were joined by John Stephenson, John is from the 1916 Mendicity Garrison Relatives Group who was happy to share the story of his grandfather’s involvement in the 1916 Rising with us.

Representing the school; Sean Roche was formally presented with National Flag and Niamh Kennedy was presented with the Proclamation. Patrick Mihoc and Lauren McAdam joined the officers in reading from the Proclamation.

The officers taught us all about how the National Flag should be cared for and the protocol that surrounds this vibrant symbol of our nation.

Our school choir, with Sarah Joy and Ms Healy sang our National Anthem to bring the ceremony to an end. It was a wonderful and memorable experience for the children and staff of St Audoen’s.

See more about the 1916 Commemoration at: http://www.military.ie/info-centre/defence-forces-2016/flags-for-schools-initiative



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