MILITARY VISITORS TO BALLYBROWN NS: The children and staff of Ballybrown National School played host to two important guests when Company Sergeant Shanahan and Corporal O Reilly from the 12th Battalion in Sarsfield Barracks visited the school recently. The soldiers visited as part of the commemoration of the Easter Rising in 1916. Company Sergeant Shanahan presented the school with a copy of the Proclamation and a Tricolour. The children had been studying the 1916 Rising as part of the preparations for the visit. The two soldiers answered a variety of questions on military life and on the National Flag. The visit concluded with a rendition by pupils of 4th., 5th. and 6th classes of ‘Amhrán na bhFiann’. All schools in the Republic will host such visits and all schools will raise the National Flag in March 2016. photo attached Corporal O’Reilly, Joe Lyons principal Ballybrown NS and Company Sergeant Shanahan

Joe Lyons accepts a special commemorative pack from Corporal O Reilly and Company Sergeant Shanahan on behalf of Ballybrown NS

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