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Proclamation Day 2016

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Proclamation Day 2016


Proclamation Day was celebrated in school on Tuesday 15th 2016. This day marked the highpoint of our year of commemoration and celebration as part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme for schools. The defense forces delivered the National Flag to school on 25th September 2016, since then all classes in the school have been working on various projects and events to mark the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Rising and also to look ahead to the next 100 years of our nation up to 2116. Proclamation Day in the school was a fantastic event. Children, staff & parents dressed up for the occasion in clothes from the 1916 era and there was a great atmosphere around the school. Events on the day included:

  • Flag raising Ceremony at the front of the school
  • Short prayer of remembrance and blessings with Fr Ahern PP
  • Raising of the National Flag.
  • Reading of the 1916 Proclamation of Independence.
  • Reading of the new Scoil Mhuire Proclamation for the next 100 years up to 2116 as completed by all classes in Scoil Mhuire over the last year. This proclamation sets out the hopes and aspirations of all our school community.
  • Singing of 'Amhrán na bhFiann' our National anthem.
  • Pupils & parents stood on the set down area to the front of the school facing the National Flag.
  • Songs of the 1916 era from the Junior classes accompanied by John Hosey.
  • A short play based on 1916 from the 6th Class pupils - Ms Stanley & Ms Dunne's classes.
  • Songs for the 1916 era from the senior classes accompanied by John Hosey.
  • Living local links to 1916 - pupils with a living local link to 1916.
  • Tunes from our tin whistle group
  • Projects on the 1916 rising
  • Tribute to the children who died during the rising in 1916.
  • Refreshments for parents & guardians.
  • Viewing of children's projects & art work .


Well done & thank you to everyone for making this special occasion so memorable. Below are a few photos from the day.

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