CBS The Green Plans Special 1916 Centenary Celebrations –
Careful planning is afoot for the 1916 Centenary Commemorations taking place at CBS, The Green. The inaugural “History week” commences on March 8th-15th and will conclude in a well thought out Proclamation Day on March 15th. Students and teachers of the school will be joined on that day by invited special guests to remember the Rising; those executed as well as learn about the role Kerry played in the Rising.
The Commemoration will begin with a welcome address and the reading of the Proclamation by two senior students, Alan McLoughlin and Michael Kenny Musically gifted students of the school will play a medley of ballads associated with the Rising. Danny Goggins will sing his rendition of ‘Foggy Dew’ and Gearóid O’ Connor will read his insightful interpretation of the Proclamation for today’s world.The role of each of the 15 men executed at the time of the Rising and Roger Casement will be discussed in a presentation by the Transition Year Students who have individually researched the Executed of the Rising. Generous members of the Tralee Pipe Band have offered to volunteer their morning to pipe the group outside for the raising of a specially commissioned tricolour.
The flag was collected atCroke Park during a ‘Flag Week’ ceremony for Secondary schoolsfrom President Higgins. To conclude the commemorations there will be a lecture series given by two local Kerry Historians, (both of whom are past pupils of the CBS) T. Ryle Dwyer and Dr. Tim Horgan, to history students on “Kerry’s involvement in the Rising”.