National Flag September 17, 2015

National Flag

A national flag is being delivered to every primary school in the country as part of initiatives to mark the centenary of the 1916 Rising. As part of this initiative The Burrow was visited by Captain John Quinn and his colleagues on the 17th of September.

A ceremony took place to raise the flag and the Proclamation was read by Captain Quinn and two pupils from sixth class. Captain Quinn and his colleagues also gave background information on the symbolism of the Tricolour and the etiquette attached to its display and storage. All children sang Amhrán na bhFiann and sixth class played their tin whistles. Over the next number of months, members of the Defence Forces will distribute a handmade Tricolour and a copy of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic to more than 3,000 national schools.