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1916 Centenary Celebrations

posted 14 Mar 2016, 14:19 by web master   [ updated 4 Apr 2016, 06:39 ]
As this year commemorates the centenary of the 1916 Rising, an important milestone in our country's history, all the boys of Scoil Mhuire made valuable contributions to its celebration. Each and every boy wrote their own 'Proclamation', their vision for a modern Ireland. Five of these proclamations were selected to be read to the school and will be displayed in the school entrance forever as a commemoration. They were written by Louis Brown (2nd Class), Noah Feeney (3rd Class), Joseph Connolly (4th Class), Pete Costello (5th Class), Cathal Murphy and Cathal O'Connell (6th Class). 

  

During a special celebratory assembly, 'The Kesh Jig' was played on the uileann pipes by Philip Walshe, Stephen Hawe, Daniel Twomey, James Bradley, Cathal Murphy and Cathal O'Connell. Work based on the 1916 Rising from all classes was proudly displayed on the walls of the school hall for all to see. 

  

Two special pieces of artwork were framed for display. Alan McGowan created a beautiful pencil drawing inspired by the book, 'Guns of Easter'. Jake Kelly created a fantastic oil pastels drawing depicting the marriage of Grace Gifford and Joseph Mary Plunkett.

 

After our celebratory assembly, the Irish flag that was presented to us by representatives from the Irish Army earlier this year was raised in front of our school in the glorious March sunshine where it will forever remind us of the events of 1916 and subsequent events that led to an Irish Republic that we are all proud to be part of.

  
  

As timing would have it, Seachtain na Gaeilge has been in full flow. Last week we had our Céilí Mór in the school hall and everyone has been busy speaking, singing and playing as Gaeilge. As a continuation of Seachtain na Gaeilge which celebrates our Irish language and heritage, the whole school performed the dance, 'An Dreolín' in the school yard together today.

  
  

This time will never come again. Well done to all the boys for their contributions to this celebration! It has been truly memorable. 

You can download and read the five proclamations selected for display below.

        
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