On the 7th March 2016, four students from the school travelled to Croke Park to attend the state flag presentation ceremony where second level schools were presented with an Irish flag and with a hand carved flag base and pole. They also received a copy of the Proclamation in Irish and in English. The event was organised by the Thomas F. Meagher foundation. The president of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins inspected a Guard of Honour before addressing the 6000 students and teachers that attended the event. Photos of the event can be seen at http://tfmfoundation.ie/gallery.
The Thomas F. Meagher foundation was partnered with the Department of an Taoiseach and the Department of Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht for this ceremony. The foundation was set up in honour of Thomas Francis Meagher who first flew the Irish tricolour in 1848. The Thomas F. Meagher foundation aims to promote pride in and respect for the Irish flag and its true meaning for peace on this island.
The school was represented by 5th year history students Colm O’Brien, Myra McNamara, Niamh Reilly, Ben Kenneally and teacher John Sims.