Ms. O’Doherty’s father came in to the school. He is a local historian He told us all about the 1916 Rising and some of the Civil War. I was most interested about Father Thomas Fahy who encouraged the volunteers to surrender at Lime Park. He told Liam Mellows that Dublin was in flames and that the rising had failed .After that we went outside. Tom O’Doherty read the Proclamation of the Provisional Government. Oisín, Ava, Abbie, Emma and I read the school proclamation for our generation.
Our school’s special phrase is “Even the smallest person can change the course of the future”. I am proud to write that I came up with the line with the help of my team Diarmuid Greaney ‘Clodagh Creedon, Béibhinn Ganly .At the end we sang Amhran Na bhFiann while Daniel and James, our youngest and oldest pupils, raised the national flag.
by Adam, 4th Class