We were treated to some top class traditional music and dancing for Seachtain na Gaeilge. The traditional band were invited by Mr. Concannon and Katie Farrell gave an exhibition of Irish dancing. Katie will be competing at the World Dancing Championships next week.
This was a fantastic opportunity for us all to experience live music and dancing.
The Irish Independent reported on our Proclamation Ceremony and Una Fletcher’s dad John ‘Blimey’ O’Connor
See the flag raising ceremony here
1916 from St. Joseph's BNS on Vimeo.
St. Joseph’s celebrated the anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising today with the official flag raising ceremony. It was a great occasion, attended by all the boys in the school from Junior Infants to Sixth Class. The ceremony was made particularly special by the attendance of Ms. Una Fletcher. Una’s father, Blimey, was one or the volunteers in the GPO in Easter 1916. She raised the flag for St. Joseph’s and gave a presentation in our school hall to a selection of classes followed by a question and answer session.
Eoghan and Jason from 6th class read out the proclamation from 1916 and Cian and Cillian from 5th class read out a their proclamation with a vision for a modern Ireland. Ms McCabe welcomed all the boys and spoke about the significance of this day in the history of our school. The 1916 commemoration ceremonies were co-ordinated by Mr. Concannon.
Congratulations to all the boys and their teachers, Ms O’Riordan, Ms. Maher and Ms. Murphy on the brilliant performances at Córfhéile na Scoileanna in the National Basketball Arena on March 4th 2016. The standard of performance was very high from all the schools. The boys were well supported by their parents. Córfhéile na Scoileanna gives boys and girls a terrific opportunity to perform in a non competitive environment.
Ms. Bleahene’s class went to Ballyroan Library for a presentation on engineering. We may have some engineers of the future here.