Soldiers carry out their 1916 centenary mission

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Soldiers carry out their 1916 centenary mission

Between now and March 15th, members of the Irish Defence Forces will personally deliver a national flag and a copy of the 1916 proclamation to every primary school in the country.

Friday, 6 November 2015
8:00 AM GMT



It’s going to take awhile, however, rest assured members of the Irish Defence Forces will personally deliver a national flag and a copy of the 1916 proclamation to every primary school in the country between now and the cut off point of March 15 – the date when schools have been instructed to raise the tricolour.

Given that The Avondhu isn’t in a position to cover every visit by members of Oglaigh na h-Eireann, there will be an onus on schools to record the historical hand-over of the aforementioned items.

This week, we teamed up with soldiers, Sergeant Pierce O’Regan (Fermoy) and Trooper Trevor Clancy (Clondulane) ...

For full story, see this week's print and digital edition



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