Kennedy Park to fly flag in 2016

By AMY LEWIS

Lt Shane Flood and Sgt Kieran Kennedy join pupils in singing the National Anthem.
Lt Shane Flood and Sgt Kieran Kennedy join pupils in singing the National Anthem.
Lt Shane Flood and Sgt Kieran Kennedy from the Kilkenny Barracks with Sagina Laze from 5th Class and Myah French from Junior Infants, school principal Trish Tynan, and Aaron Roche who read a portion of thr Proclamation.
Aaron Roche reading an excerpt from the Proclamation .

Last Tuesday was a significant day for staff and pupils at Kennedy Park school for it marked the beginning of their 1916 commemorations.

In a special ceremony, two army personnel paid a visit to the school to present them with a tricolour and a copy of the Proclamation of the Republic. Pupils listened intently as the guests explained the importance of the 1916 Rising, before they invited fifth class pupil Aaron Roche to read a section of the Proclamation. The tricolour and the Proclamation were then presented to Sanija Laze and Myah French, the oldest and youngest children in the school respectively.

The ceremony concluded with a rousing rendition of Amhrán na bhFiann from fourth and fifth class pupils.

This special presentation will be mirrored in each school in the country over the coming weeks. On March 15 of next year, the flags will be flown for the first time to commemorate those involved in the 1916 Rising.

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