Sgt. Karen Walshe, Commandant Will Cummins and Flight Sgt. William Barr came to St. Joseph’s today to present the school with a copy of the 1916 Proclamation and the Irish National Flag.
The visitors were welcomed and presented by Ms. McCabe and Commandant Cummins and Conor Q. in 5th Class jointly read the Proclamation. The flag was then presented to the school represented by Daniel and James T. Christopher K. showed a medal that was presented to his great grandfather who was shot during the 1916 Rising.
If you have any memorabilia from the 1916 Rising or if some of your relatives took part we would be delighted if you would let us know about it in the school as we intend to have the 1916 commemoration ceremony in March 2016.