Eugene and Damian are members of the Irish Air Corps and they came to present us with a tricolour: the Irish Flag. They present us with the flag in advance of the commemorations of the 1916 Rising and in celebration of the Proclamation of Independence. Next year, 2016, will mark 100 years since this important moment in Irish history.
We were delighted to be able to record this event using YouTube and to livestream it to the children in the Infant classes in both our school, and Scoil Níamh.
9 mins, 50 seconds: Air Corpsmen ask the children questions about the flag, caring for the flag.
12 mins, 30 seconds: Presentation of the flags to the Principals of both schools
15 mins, 20 seconds: Flag is unfurled
15 mins, 50 seconds: Instructions on how to fold the flag
18 mins: Children ask the Air Corpsmen some questions
25 mins, 50 seconds: All stand to sing the national anthem
Teachers from both schools were very proud of how well-behaved all of the children were. They listened with patience and interest throughout the whole event, and did us all proud with their heartfelt rendition of Amhrán na bhFiann.