Local Schools celebrate Proclamation Day

Today, schools across Co Longford will celebrate Proclamation Day.

The 1916 Proclamation underpins the State’s commemoration of 1916, known as ‘Ireland 2016’.

A copy of the Proclamation in Gaeilge and in English was provided to all schools earlier this year and using the 1916 Proclamation as a foundation, students were invited to write a new Proclamation for 2016 - a new Proclamation for a New Generation.

The intention is that the new Proclamation will reflect the values, ideals and aspirations of the generation of 2016.

There are major celebrations taking place at schools throughout the county today, Tuesday, march 15, 2016 to mark the occasion.

At St Colmcille’s NS in Aughnacliffe, the flag will be raised at 11;30 am and this will be followed by ‘The Road to the Rising’ concert at the school.

A big attendance is expected in north Longford where a number of the volunteers in Séan McEoin’s Flying Column held deep roots. More on Proclamation Day in next week’s Longford Leader.