1916 Flag Ceremony

1916 Flag Ceremony

Members of the Irish Defence Forces visited Barna N.S. on Friday 13th November and presented the school with the Irish National Flag and a copy of the 1916 Irish Proclamation as a part of the 1916 School Commemoration Initiative. The pupils greeted the Army with a guard of honour and all stood to attention to sing Our National Anthem, Amhrán na bhFiann. 3rd to 6th class pupils played Mo Ghile Méar and Dawning of the Day on tin whistles and the officers spent a lot of time with the children answering questions and taking photos.

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Reading the Proclamation of Independence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The oldest and the youngest pupils in the school receive the National Flag and Proclamation of Independence om behalf of Barna National School.

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All the pupils paying rapt attention to all the officers had to say!