1916 Commemoration Day

On 15th March Colaiste Eamann Ris had a commemorative event to mark 100 years since the 1916 rising. In this event we had songs, guest speakers, the reading of the proclomation, re-enactments and the raising of the tri-colour to mention but a few of the activities involved. The mayor of Kilkenny Joe Malone , along with County Councillors Matt Doran and David Kennedy attended on the day. Guest speaker on the day was Jim Meagher, author of ” The Flying Columns in west Kilkenny”. Former teacher of our school, and piper Mr. Denis Ryan, returned to play the National anthem at the end of the event. Among the guests was former Principal of the school Frank McKenna, members of Board of Management and Parents Council who all thoroughly enjoyed the event.

Many thanks to all teachers and staff who participated in what was a very memorable day for our school. A special mention must be given to Mr.Hickey, Mr.Casey and Mr.Butler who dedicated a lot of time and effort in the preparations for the day.

If you were present on the day and have any photographs which could be added to the Gallery below please feel free to forward them to us at the following email address: cbscallanwebsite@gmail.com