1916 Commemorations in Scoil Mhuire

Posted by on Mar 23, 2016 in Concerts, Latest News | 0 comments

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Grace Gifford marries Joe Plunkett

Grace Gifford marries Joe Plunkett

Tuesday 15th March was designated Proclamation Day for Irish primary schools, a day to raise the national flag and read a Proclamation for 2016. At Scoil Mhuire 6th class pupils performed a play “A Triumph of All Sorts” written by an Offaly teacher Damian White and adapted to include songs and Wexford connections to the Rising. The play told the story of the lead up to the Rising and its central characters and incorporated songs such as The Foggy Dew, A Nation Once Again, Óró s’é do bheatha bhaile, the Soldier’s Song and Children of 16 which all pupils in the school learned and sang during the performances. 6th class performed the play twice during the day to allow for parents and grandparents to see the play. We were delighted with the turnout ! Hilda Kent and Margaret Bowe oversaw the costuming which added to the authenticity of the piece.

Irish Volunteers

Irish Volunteers

Roger Casement  and Joe Plunkett meet with Germans

Roger Casement and Joe Plunkett meet with Germans

The Children of 16

The Children of 16

An Ghaeilge poem

An Ghaeilge poem

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Padraig Pearse

Padraig Pearse

Mixer and Cha

Mixer and Cha

Countess Markeviec inside the GPO

Countess Markeviec inside the GPO

Peter Paul Galligan of the Enniscorthy brigade

Peter Paul Galligan of the Enniscorthy brigade

George Walsh from Kilkenny

George Walsh from Kilkenny

 

At 12 noon we were delighted to invite our former teacher and organist Mrs Bonnie Laffan to raise our National flag after which Mr Crowley’s class recited poems by Padraig Pearse and W.B. Yeats.

Mrs Laffan raises the National flag

Mrs Laffan raises the National flag

Mr Crowley's class reciting poems

Mr Crowley’s class reciting poems