CBS The Green Plans Special 1916 Centenary Celebrations

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Vice-Principal of CBS The Green, Robert Flaherty, with students looking forward to Proclamation Day next Tuesday at the school. Photo by Gavin O’Connor

CAREFUL planning is in progress for the 1916 Centenary Commemorations taking place at CBS, The Green, during the inaugural “History week”, which runs from until March 15 at the school.

The final day will be a Proclamation Day as students and teachers of the school will be joined by invited special guests to remember those executed during the rising as well as the role Kerry played in it.

The Commemoration will begin with a welcome address and the reading of the Proclamation by two senior students, Alan McLoughlin and Michael Kenny. Musically gifted students of the school will play a medley of ballads associated with the Rising.

Danny Goggins will sing his rendition of ‘Foggy Dew’ and Gearóid O’Connor will read his insightful interpretation of the Proclamation for today’s world while the role of each of the 15 men executed at the time of the Rising and Roger Casement will also be discussed in a presentation by the Transition Year Students who have individually researched the ‘Executed of the Rising’.

Generous members of the Tralee Pipe Band have offered to volunteer their morning to pipe the group outside for the raising of a specially commissioned tricolour. The flag was collected at Croke Park during a ‘Flag Week’ ceremony for Secondary schools from President Higgins.

To conclude the commemorations, there will be a lecture series given by two local Kerry Historians, T. Ryle Dwyer and Dr. Tim Horgan (both of whom are past pupils of the CBS), to history students on “Kerry’s involvement in the Rising”.

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