On Monday the 25th of April we got to go to Glasnevin Cemetery which was really interesting. We had an excellent tour guide who told us loads of stories about all the famous people buried in the graveyard. It was a great way to finish off the 1916 Centenary Celebrations.
We had great fun taking part in the 1916 centenary celebrations that took place in our school and all around the country. We all helped write our very own class proclamation and also worked very hard on our 1916 projects which you can see below and were placed all around the school. We really enjoyed dressing up for the Proclamation Day which was held just before Easter. It was a great day and lots of fun!!
Ms Coleman told us about her Grand Uncle who fought in 1916. His name was Tomás and he fought alongside Countess Markievicz in St. Stephen’s Green. He survived the Easter Rising and was sent to prison in Frangoch in Wales, along with lots of other rebels after the Rising.
After the rising he studied to become a priest and he served for many years in England.
Ms Coleman showed us newspapers and magazines from 100 years ago. One of them carried a report about her Great Uncle. He and some of his fellow rebels commandeered a car for use as a barricade during the fighting.
We really enjoyed the presentation and looking at the artefacts.
Today is the St. Molaga’s Feast Day (January 20th). This is the story of St. Molaga.
A holy man named Molaga had been hunted out of Ireland by the Druids. He went to Scotland to find refuge and later to Minevia in Wales where the Welsh patron saint St. David lived. He stayed with St. David for a while and then decided to return to Ireland to do missionary work. St. David gave Molaga a bell when he was leaving Wales and St. Molaga brought this bell back to Ireland. Continue reading St Molaga’s Feast Day→
We produced some wonderful projects on the country of Greece! All the children worked really hard and it was very difficult to pick a winner!! We all learned loads about Greece and are already looking forward to our next project after Christmas!
To celebrate the centenary of the 1916 rising, St Molagas were awarded an Irish flag from the Irish Defence Forces. Well done to everyone who participated and well done to 4th class percussionists who accompanied our national anthem in Amhrán na bhFiann
We all went to the hall first thing this morning and two members of the Defence Forces arrived to present us with our national flag and a copy of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic. Dayne welcomed the soldiers to the school. We listened as the Proclamation was read out and Eoin from Sixth Class read out the fourth paragraph. Anastasia and Tina accepted the flag on behalf of the school.