Friday, 8 April 2016

1916 Centenary Celebrations

We celebrated the centenary of the 1916 Rising. The whole school went to the hall, and 4th and 6th class led the celebrations. Our class sang the song 'Grace', which is a beautiful song about Joseph Plunkett, one of the leaders of the Easter Rising, and Grace Gifford, his fiancé. They were engaged, but he was taken prisoner after the Easter Rising. Grace visited him in Kilmainham Jail, they were married there, and spent 15 minutes together before she had to leave. Joseph was executed later that day. We also played the tune on our tin whistles.
After the 6th class Drama, we all sang Amhrán na bhFiann, and went outside to raise the flag. It was a great celebration.
Raising the flag

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