Finn Valley College in Stranorlar held a special ceremony this week in celebration of the Irish flag.
The post-primary school raised the tricolour on the eve of St Patrick’s Day as part of a national event in conjunction with the Thomas Meagher Foundation.
#FlagDay2021 was marked in many ways on Tuesday to symbolise a “coming together”, to create a community of hope for Ireland’s future, and to spread the message of the real meaning of the flag.
Finn Valley College held a patriotic ceremony organised by staff and led out by Ms Ward. The event culminated in the rising of Ireland’s tricolour to the haunting notes of Amhran na Bhfiann sang a cappella by Caitlin Mc Nulty.
The honouring of the tricolour first presented to Meagher in 1848 by the people of France; saw FVC students from all nationalities and backgrounds performing their interpretation of what the Irish Flag means to them.
As part of the celebration, Finn Valley College entered the Kerry Awards National Competition in which they took two of the categories.
Alana Bradley and Kayla Conaghan who choreographed and performed their own traditional Irish Dance for the contest and Trinity Parker’s Anime Art work were both awarded national recognition.Tags: