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A big thank you to Tom Weir for providing us with these photos from yesterday’s Proclamation Day

Lá an Fhorógra 2016

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Drumlease National School celebrated Proclamation Day today.

Students came to school dressed in clothing from the 1916 era. The playground is normally awash with the full spectrum of colours. Caps, ties, blouses, jumpers and subdued clothing were the order of today.

The school is privileged to have two students related to Seán Mac Diarmada. Cian and Fergus duly raised the tricolour at 12pm as the assembled children and parents sang Amhrán na bhFiann.

Our school band played ‘Dawning of the Day’.

Ella read a Modern Proclamation composed by the students from Mr. O’Farrell’s classroom.

Several groups of students danced different intricate reels.

A rousing rendition of Óró sé do bheatha ‘bhaile was performed by all present to a John Spillane bodhrán beat.

The ceremony ended with senior students assuming the roles of Constance Markievicz and the signatories. These actors gave a compelling picture into the mindset and final hours of the 1916 protagonists.

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Parents and members of the general public visited our GP room to study the various exhibits constructed by each class.

Remembering 1916

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Here is a sample of some of the work we have been doing in Drumlease N.S. to remember 1916. Don’t forget to join us at 12 noon on Tuesday 15th March for our celebrations. 


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