Today, Scoil Chill Ruadhain was formally presented with the National Flag in a special ceremony commemorating the centenary of the 1916 Rising and celebrating 100 years since the Proclamation of the Irish Republic. The team visiting our school was led by Lt Commander David Memory of the Irish Navy who spoke to us about the history of the flag, flag protocol and how to care for this national symbol before the flag was presented to two members of Sixth Class. The flag will be flown in every school in the country on March 15th to commemorate the 1916 Rising. Lt Com. Memory also spoke to us about the Proclamation and the men who wrote it. Petty Officer Kara Moloney then read the Proclamation of the Irish Republic to us. She was joined by a member of Sixth Class. All the children in Scoil Chill Ruadhain promised to join together to write our own Proclamation in the coming months. To mark the presentation of the flag, pupils from Fifth Class sang The Foggy Dew. Children from all classes were given the opportunity to ask the team questions. To conclude the ceremony, we all stood to sing Amhrán na bhFiann. We are all looking forward to taking part in further commemoration events throughout the year!