Miss Coleman told us all about her Uncle Thomas, he took part in the 1916 Rising, fought in the War of Independence and went on to become a priest. Thanks to Ms McGinleys class for making us welcome
we worked very hard on our 1916 project. We constructed key buildings from the Rising, The GPO, Kilmainham Gaol, Bolands Mills, Sackville Street and the Garden of Remberance.
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
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
This morning, Thursday, 22nd October 2015 we received our National Flag as part of the Centenary programme to commemorate 1916. Two members of the Defence Forces delivered the flag and spoke about the history of the flag. The Company Sergeant read the Proclamation and Eoin from 6th class read the fourth paragraph of the Proclamation on behalf of the school. Tina and Anastasia received the flag on behalf of the school community.We all sang Amhrán na bhFiann accompanied by fourth class on percussion and Ms Donnelly, Ms de Faoite and Ms Hegarty.
We look forward to raising the flag at a special ceremony on the 15th March for Proclamation Day.