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The Presentation of the Irish Flag and Proclamation

In late November in Shanbally N.S. all the pupils were very excited. This was because today was the day that the school would be getting a copy of the Declaration from the Easter Rising and a Irish flag. Before their break, the pupils brought their chairs down to the Halla. Then, after break they went into the Halla and all sat down.

Three people came from the Irish Defence Forces. Two were from the Navy and one was from the Army. We all applauded them and we started singing the National Anthem. When we finished singing, they started talking to us.

They told us interesting facts. Then we asked questions such as: What do the colours of the Irish flag stand for? Who wrote the Declaration of Independence? Next they presented us with the Irish flag and a copy of the Declaration. They told us to put up the flag on the 15th of March from dawn to dusk.

Then we said goodbye and they left.

BY DIARMUID CAHILL (Rang a Trí)

 

Well done, Diarmuid, for writing the above report. Thank you for contributing your report to the website. Perhaps this will encourage all our budding young writers and journalists to keep contributing  stories, poems, reports…..indeed, any items which you, the pupils, would like to share with the wider world!! Please talk to Ms. Tuohy or Mr. Clifford if you would like to do so, as we would be more than happy to facilitate all our pupils in this area. 

 

Please go to Shanbally NS YoutTube page to view the video and photos of “Proclamation Day”, March 15th.

 

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