Thursday, 3rd December
As part of the Ireland 2016 State Commemoration Programme our school received a special visit from the defence forces on Thursday December 4th. Lieutenant Paul Dunne from the Athlone Barracks visited our school. He presented the school with the National Flag and also a copy of the 1916 Proclamation. Lieutenant Dunne delivered a pack to our school containing a booklet on how to care for the National Flag, information on the Ireland 2016 Programme and a poster of Amhrán na Bhfiann. Lieutenant Dunne had an excellent question and answer session with the pupils about the National Flag and army life in general. A pupil from 6th class read the fourth paragraph of the proclamation to the group. The National Flag and Proclamation were presented to pupils from Junior Infants. 6th class played the National Anthem on the tin whistle. We have been busy learning about our National flag and the 1916 rising in preparation for this special visit.