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Youthful hopes for 1916 commemorations

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with his ministers, members of the Defence Forces and representatives of St Patrick's NS in Islandeady at yesterday's ceremony
PRIMARY schools across the Republic are to receive a copy of the 1916 Proclamation and a tricolour flag as part of the Easter Rising centenary commemorations. The Irish government's Flags for Schools initiative is an attempt to encourage children to become engaged in next year's historic commemorations. Taoiseach Enda Kenny was present yesterday when St Patrick's National School in Islandeady, Co Mayo, where he began his education, became the first of over 3,300 schools to receive the flag and Proclamation. Presentation ceremonies across the state will see members of the Defence Forces r[...]
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