Filed Under (School News) by Audrey Lynch on 11-11-2015

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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. This is a key part of the Ireland 2016 commemorative programme and will see members of Óglaigh na hÉireann, in uniform, visiting schoolchildren, teachers and parents in over 3,200 schools across the Republic.

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Our school was visited by a team who formally presented the National Flag to the school in a special ceremony. The Defence Forces taught the children about how the National Flag should be cared for and the protocol that surrounds this vibrant symbol of our nation. What made our ceremony even more special was the fact that most of the personnel that arrived from the Defence Forces  had some connection with our school, some had children and grandchildren attending the school at present.

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