Staff and students from NCCCAP had a great day in Croke Park yesterday at a special ceremony to mark the centenary of the 1916 rising.
Representative groups of students and teachers from every secondary school and community training centre in the country received a national flag and a copy of the Proclamation.
The ceremony was held in collaboration with the Thomas F. Meagher Foundation, and included a keynote address by President Michael D. Higgins. The National flag, the Tricolour, was first raised in Waterford in 1848 by Thomas Francis Meagher and was brought to Dublin prior to 1916 by Irish Volunteers from Waterford City.
Our centre manager Trina, tutor Pat, and learners Ross and Darren went along to Croke Park to represent NCCCAP and receive the tricolour and copy of the Proclamation.
The ceremony was brought to a close with a performance by Seo Linn.