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.
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.
Below are some extracts from our history projects which are displayed on the notice board outside our classroom.
My grandad was born in 1947. He had 3 brothers and 3 sisters. He lived in sandy mount. He is a cool dude . he is nice. He is pretty old. He is 68. We have lots of fun together. I love my grandad. And i love my granny too!! By Adam s
My Grandad had to walk to school every day. His favourite subject in school was Irish. His last job was as a librarian. Adam
My Grandad’s dad worked on the railway and his mum was a school teacher .He had four sisters and three brothers. He worked as a plaster. Bethan:]
My Nana was not in any clubs. Her favourite sweet was a macaroon bar. When she was older she worked as a nurse. She got to school on a bike. Ellie-May
My grandad Williams history. Williams parents owned a shop. It was very small and dull. Jamie
My uncle works at the same place as my dad. My dad worked in a farm before. Kevin
My Grandad. His favourite subject was Irish. He lived in Rush. His favourite meal was beef stew. J Robert
My aunt Jan’s Mother worked in a shop. She had three brothers and no sisters. By Ruth.
My nanny lived in Seapoint in Swords. She lived in a big farm house. Her dad was a herdsman and her mam was a house keeper. Her favourite subject was maths. Her least favourite subject was Irish. Callum T.
My grandad lived in Leitrim. He lived in a house called Foxwood house. Seán
My nanas best friend was Jacinta Mulligan. Her favourite teacher was Ms. Fultan. Her best game was hop scotch. Her favourite Christmas present was a red and white bike. Her best dinner was sausage, beans and mash. Her school was called St. Raphales. It was a five minute walk. By Callum J
My Nana Dolores. My nana worked as a house wife and my grandad worked at the paper mills. Her favourite games were hopscotch tag and sometimes she played on the swing. By Adam M
My Nana Rita. My grandma Rita had a very hard time in school there were very bad punishments when someone did something to someone like kneeling down on hard beanbags. By Rita.
We interviewed our Grandparents to learn differences between our lives and theirs. We realised school, home life and especially technology have changed a lot since our Grandparents were young!
Our topic over the last few weeks in History has been the Vikings. We really enjoyed learning lots of interesting facts about who they were, where they came from, how they lived and what they are know for.
Vikings were seafarers, who spoke the Old Norse language. They raided and traded across wide areas of northern and central Europe, as well as European Russia, during the late 8th to late 11th centuries.
Here are our projects we completed today!
Jake wrote this piece to remember his Great Grandad, John Donnelly, who came from Balrothery. Jake also very kindly brought in his Great Grandad’s medals, including a World War I medal. The medals were in a lovely box, engraved with a date of December 1914. John had also scratched his initials and his soldier number onto the box. We are very grateful to Jake’s family for bringing the medals into our class. We remember him and all those who fought in Word War I.
It was as July 1914. My Great Grandad John Donnelly left his family and went to fight for his country. He was in the British Navy. He was only 17 when he joined. 250,000 young soldiers served in the British army during WW1. They had to learn how to use the guns and weapons and be ready for battle when they needed to be. Some young boys lied about their age because they were too young to join. We must remember all these young boys who were killed in those wars. I always remember my great grandad and how lucky he was to come home,when others didn’t.