A visit from the Army

To commemorate the centenary of the 1916 Rising and to celebrate 100 years since the Proclamation of the Irish Republic, the Government 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 involves members of Óglaigh na hÉireann, in uniform, visiting schoolchildren, teachers and parents in over 3,200 schools across the Republic. Our school was recently visited by an Army team, led by an Officer who formally presented the National Flag to the School in a special ceremony. Our students also received a talk from the Army who learned all about how the National Flag should be cared for and the protocol that surrounds this vibrant symbol of our nation. It was a very interesting day and our students were able to learn many interesting facts about our country's history. Please see some images from the visit below.