‘1916’ 100 Years Centenary Celebrations

Colaiste Einde was a hive of activity on Proclamation Day, Tuesday 15th March. Mr. Éamon O’Cuív (TD) attended to mark the centenary of the 1916 Rising in front of a school cohort of over 700 students.  Iseult Heneghan, great grand-daughter of Maud Gonne, presented the Irish flag to Minister O’Cuiv who then raised it to great applause. The Irish Proclamation was read out by fourth year student Tom Crumlish. This kick-started an afternoon of celebratory activities in the March sunshine, with performances ranging from the singing Oró Sé do Bheatha Bhaile (written by Paraic Mac Piarais) to poems on 1916 written and performed by students. A very emotive rendition of “Grace” was also performed by two very talented students, Jane Patterson and Richard Grier.  Mr.O’Cuív spoke warmly of his recollection of his grandfather, Eamon de Valera, and his involvement in the Rising.  Aisling Walsh, a third year student, then read the Proclamation for 2016, written by Colaiste Einde students.  The celebrations concluded with a rousing version of “Amhrán na bhFiann”, led by teacher Mary Boyce.   


Earlier that day, Coláiste Einde held a hurling match in traditional 1916 mode, where students abided by the rules and dress code of 1916, with many of the boys opting to keep their caps on for the rest of the day!  The Home Economics department under the direction of Rosann Ní Fhlatharta and Suzanne Lally provided a feast of 1916 to the students and teachers by cooking 1916-style food and refreshments.  

A Visuals Exhibition was also set up throughout the school, including maps, pictures, paintings, stories and articles on the topic of the Rising.  A unique painted woodwork exhibition of the 1916 leaders and the Proclamation itself is currently displayed at the entrance to the school on Threadneedle Road for all to enjoy. Well done to the TY students and Mr. Micheál Ó Domhnaill for organising.

Special thanks to History teacher Tony O’Leary for co-ordinating the event, and all the staff and students who participated.

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