The Department of Education and Skills has designated Tuesday, March 15th 2016 as “Proclamation Day”. As part of the Ireland 2016 Commemoration Programme all schools have been asked to commemorate and reflect upon the events of 100 years ago. We, at St. Colman’s will mark “Proclamation Day” with a short ceremony at 11:20am on Tuesday. We hope that the weather will be kind to us and that we will be able to hold our ceremony in the school yard. The ceremony will include the Raising of out National Flag and a Reading of the 1916 Proclamation.
All parents are invited to attend.
We had a very special day today at St. Colman’s National School. We had a visit from the Irish Naval Service. Petty Officer Kara Moloney, Sub Lieutenant Daniel Cagney and Lieutenant Commander Brian Dempsey from the Irish Naval Service were joined by Trooper Ian Cotter from the Irish Army. Brian is a parent of Darragh, Eoin and Saoirse who are pupils of St. Colman’s.
Our visitors were telling us about a special day 100 years ago. They told us about people who had a vision to make things better and asked us how we can make Ireland better for the future. We also learned about their uniform and the jobs they do.
Our guests presented us with our own Irish flag, the tricolour. They presented this to our sixth class pupils. We will unfurl this at a special ceremony on 15th March 2016 along with every other primary school in the country. Thank you to our visitors today for their wonderful interaction with our children.
The Blackmore Family, Fergus is also a member of the Naval Service.
Cailíní ó Rang a ceathair brought in some memorabilia from their “Grandparent’s Collection”.