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Proclamation Day 2016 at University Limerick



Pictured raising the flag was Prof Don Barry, President UL. Photo credit: Sean Curtin/Fushionshooters.

Proclamation Day 2016 at University limerick saw Prof Don Barry, President UL, raising the national tri-colour. In accordance with the guidance of the Ireland 2016 Centenary Programme, University Limerick held a flag-raising ceremony yesterday at noon followed by a reading of the Proclamation to mark the occasion.  Some members of UL’s traditional music group Cruinniú played Amhrán na bhFiann as part of this event.

Proclamation Day 2016 University Limerick

Pictured raising the flag at the University of Limerick are UL staff Denis Murphy and John O’Neill. Pictures Sean Curtin FusionShooters.

Proclamation Day is the day when every educational institution across the country has been invited to focus on the significance of the 1916 Proclamation of the Republic.  It is also a day when everyone is encouraged to dedicate some time to Centenary-related activities to mark the 1916 Centenary. This year marks the 100 anniversary of the 1916 Rising, throughout the year many special events will be held to mark this hugely important event in Irish history.




By March all primary and post primary schools received National Flags and copies of the original Proclamation to incorporate into Proclamation Day 2016 activities. To mark the occasion many schools and colleges had performances including historical or contemporary music, poetry readings and short dramas acted out by the students all related to the proclamation . University Limerick marked the occasion by reading the proclamation, the ceremony was held outside the White House and was attended by students, staff and members of the public. A major focus of the day was the reading of the Proclamation. This event is a key part of Ireland’s 2016 Commemorations for the Centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising.

For more information check out The Ireland 2016 site here

Check out Ireland 2016 Facebook here and Twitter here

Read more about Ireland’s 1916 Commemorations on the I Love Limerick site here

Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.