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School Principal
Mr. Garrett Buckley
Deputy Principal

Ms. Stacey Guinan

Promoting Pride and Respect in our Tricolour and its meaning for peace.


Thomas F Meagher Foundation Day  March 12th 2015

On  Thursday 12th March,  Mrs Finnegan and three Transition year students : Laura Devery, Sophie Devery and Steve Anne Buckley travelled to Waterford to represent our school in the inaugural Thomas F Meager Foundation Day. The proceeding were chaired by RTE’s Mary Kennedy who welcomed President and Mrs Higgins, the French and Canadian Ambassadors and lots of distinguished guests along with students from nearly 300 secondary schools across Ireland. Laura Devery  presenting all our students was presented with the Tricolour during this celebration.

This foundation was set up to  promote pride in and respect for the Irish Flag and its true meaning for peace in Ireland. It wants to ensure every student is aware of the history and the meaning behind the flag and is encouraging students to get involved in active citizenship projects over the next year . The Tricolour became the national flag in the 1937 Constitution.

Thomas Francis Meagher flew the first Tricolour from 33 The Mall, Waterford on 7th March 1848  as part of the Young Irelanders  Rebellion.

“The White in the centre signifies a lasting truce between the Orange and the Green and I trust that beneath its folds the hand of the Irish Protestant and the Irish Catholic may be clasped in generous and heroic brotherhood”.

In his speech , President Higgins urged all students to Raise the Tricolour when they return to school and let students know about Thomas F Meagher. He also urged students to have respect and pride in being Irish and he said that in a multi culturally society that we live in today the White of the flag should represents our acceptance and inclusivity of all nationalities who come and live in Ireland and become Irish citizens.

At the end of school on Monday 16th  the three girls who has completed a project on Thomas F Meagher raised the Tricolour as Mrs Finnegan gave a brief summary of the history of the Tricolour. Happy St Patricks Day everyone!DSC_0021DSC_0063DSC_0024 DSC_0027 DSC_0028 DSC_0029 DSC_0030DSC_0041 DSC_0042 DSC_0044 DSC_0045 DSC_0048 DSC_0050 DSC_0051 DSC_0052 DSC_0054 DSC_0056 DSC_0057 DSC_0059DSC_0033 (2)DSC_0041