Children of Destiny!

The Defence Forces Flag team which consisted of Lt. Áine McDonagh and Corp. Dermot O’Leary visited the school this morning to present the Irish Flag to one of our students on behalf of the school and to read out the Proclamation of the Irish Republic to both the Junior and Senior School student body and staff in attendance in the school Hall. James O’Neill, a pupil in 4th Form read out paragraph four of the proclamation. There was a brief explanation of the history and meaning of our flag and the protocol for flying, displaying and the placing of the flag which our pupils found fascinating. After a brief Q&A session Ámhran na bhFiann was sung by the assembled pupils and staff and Mr. Kelleher took possession of the flag for safekeeping until it is to be raised (correctly, with our new found knowledge) outside the school in in a ceremony on the 15th of March.