1916 Commemoration


11:30:Mass began at 11:30 and was attended by the Kent family. The children from 5th and 6th class accompanied the Castlelyons Gospel choir.

1:30:The parade started at the Community Centre and ended at the school. Pupils from 3rd,4th,5th and 6th class marched in the parade.

2:00:The speeches began, followed by performances from Kilmagner N.S. and Castlelyons N.S. Pupils from Junior Infants to 6th Class performed on the day.  Fourth, Fifth and Sixth performed the following songs:

  1. We’re True United Volunteers (accompanied by Mr. de Róiste)
  2. Oró sé do Bheatha Bhaile
  3. Grace
  4. The Foggy Dew
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Pupils from Rang 4,5 agus 6 performing to the crowds on the day.

There was Irish dancing and music throughout the day,  the crowd enjoyed all the performances.

On the day, there was also a pop-up café in the School Halla.

4:45:The Thomas Kent reenactment. This involved a reenactment of the RIC surrounding the Kent home in Bawnard. It was an amazing sight with replica guns and bombs.

The pupils and adults really enjoyed the day. It was a historic occasion.