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Proclamation Day

Everyone in Scoil Chill Ruadhain had a wonderful time today at our Proclamation Day. Pupils, teachers and family members gathered for a celebration and commemoration of the 1916 Easter Rising.

We opened the day’s events with the raising of the Irish flag. Two pupils from Junior Infants and Sixth Class raised the flag together while the rest of the school sang our national anthem Amhrán na bhFiann.


Pupils from Sixth Class read both the original 1916 Proclamation and our own 2016 Proclamation.


Junior Infants, Senior Infants, First and Second Classes entertained us with a selection of poems and songs. They performed Seamróg agus Seamróg, Cnag ar an Doras, Ireland’s Call and Óró Sé Do Bheatha Bhaile.


Third Class introduced us to the signatories of the 1916 Proclamation. They also spoke to us about the women of 1916. Fourth Class explained the timeline of the events of the Easter Rising.


Fifth Class performed a wonderful play about the Easter Rising called A Triumph of Sorts. They also recited Pádraig Pearse’s poem The Mother and acted as compères throughout the ceremony.


Four boys from Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Classes played and sang a number of beautiful songs throughout today’s events. They performed Óró Sé Do Bheatha Bhaile, The Foggy Dew, The Lonesome Boatman and Meet Me At The Pillar.


We closed the events with a message from our principal Mrs Hedderman followed by a performance by our school choir.



Some More Photos of our Flag Presentation

We were delighted to receive official photographs of our National Flag Presentation from Corporal Christine O’Leary this week!


1916 Commemorations

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!