Ardscoil Mhuire Ballinasloe Proclamation Day Flag Raising Ceremony

Chiara Lohan, teacher in Ardscoil Mhuire, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway kindly shared the following news on her school celebrating Proclamation Day on the 15th March. 

Proclamation Day Celebration in Ardscoil Mhuire, Ballinasloe

Ardscoil Mhuire, Ballinasloe celebrated Proclamation Day by holding a ceremony in our school. This was followed by a raising of the tri-colour which we received at the ceremony in Croke Park hosted by the Thomas Meaghar Foundation earlier this month.

The Ardscoil Mhuire, Ballinasloe Proclamation Day ceremony took place in our school gym.

The ceremony opened with an introduction to ceremony by Deputy- Principal Lilian Hynes.

This was followed by a reading of the W.B. Yeats poem 'Easter 1916'.

Seven 5th year and Leaving Cert students who had assumed the role of the seven signatories of the Proclamation each gave a short account of their role in the Rising.

Next up was a reading of the 1916 Proclamation by 'Padraig Pearse' (Megan Devlin Larson) followed by three students (Saoirse Ni Thuairsg, Shannon Dolan and Hannah Finn) who read out their re-imagined version of the original Proclamation entitled 'Proclamation for a New Generation'.

The events were interwoven with musical performances from our schools Trad Group.

The whole school then proceeded outside to see the tri-colour being raised on our school flag pole and the events concluded with a whole school rendition of Amhran na bhFiann.

Staff and Students of Ardscoil Mhuire at the Proclamation Day Ceremony. 

Students dressed as the signatories of the Proclamation -L-R: Megan Devlin Larson, Orla Dwyer, Katie Glynn).

Sean McHugh (school caretaker) raising the tri-colour aided by the signatories. 

Megan Devlin Larson reads the 1916 Proclamation as Padraig Pearse. 

Students reading their re-imagined 'Proclamation for a New Generation'. L - R: Saoirse Ni Thuairisg, Hannah Finn, Shannon Dolan.