The children of Glencorrib National School were delighted to host a member of the Irish Army on Tuesday 8th of December.
During the ceremony, the 6th class played the National Anthem, Amhran na bhFiann on the tin whistle. Darren helped to read the 1916 proclamation and Cathal received the Irish flag from our special visitor, Sargent Grufferty; who came with a special message, and special gifts for the school.
Ireland will celebrate the 100 years since the 1916 rising next year, 2016. Children across Ireland will take part in writing a new proclamation for 2016, and will develop their understanding of Irish history including that of the Irish flag.
A copy of the 1916 proclamation and an Irish flag.
We, as a school, look forward to writing our own school proclamation and on Tuesday the 15th of March 2016, we will join with every other school in the country in raising the Irish Flag as part of the Centenary Celebrations.