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MCS 'raises the bar' at its Flag Raising Ceremony!

posted 23 Mar 2018, 16:52 by cora tighe   [ updated 24 Mar 2018, 04:03 ]

Friday,16th March, marked an historical day.  We celebrated our Flag-Raising ceremony.  The school Flag-Raising Ceremony was part of a national day of celebration of the first raising of the Irish Tricolour in 1848. An official Army group took part in the commemoration along with an official state bugler and a member of the Black Raven Piped Band, who played the National Anthem as the flag was flown. A First Year student had the honour of raising the flag on this historic occasion. There followed an afternoon of Talks and musical interludes in Scoil Íosa Hall for all First Years. The highlight was a Lecture by Dr. Pat Callan, former Deputy Principal, who gave a brilliant talk on the history of the Irish flag. At the end of proceedings, the army group gave information on weapons used during the period 1912-1922 and students got to hold the original weapons and to ask questions about them. Mr. David Hayes gave both an opening and closing speech in both Irish and English. It was a wonderful afternoon for the school community and a fitting commemoration of the first flying of our national flag. Mr. Manning would like to thank all the staff who worked behind the scenes to make this a very special day. The international army historical society heaped great praise on the school for the wonderful work done on the ceremony and extended a special word of thanks to the staff and students of Malahide Community School.

cora tighe,
24 Mar 2018, 03:36