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Proclamation Day Tuesday 15th March, 2016
Moneenroe National School Childrens' Proclamation
for a New Generation
We as pupils of Moneenroe N.S., a small country school in North Kilkenny, today admire and recognise the bravery and self sacrifice of the people (our ancestors) who fought for our country's freedom in 1916.
We believe a century on from its first reading on the steps of the G.P.O., the Proclamation of Independence - its vision, aspirations and sentiments are as relevant today as they were in 1916.
The ordinary good living people of Ireland today still pursue happiness and prosperity. In the future we aim to have a country which treats all its children and people equally.
one negative we noted about the 1916 Proclamation was that it was written by and contributed to , exclusively by men. Over the last one hundred years, significant improvements for the better have been made with regards to women's rights. We hope rights for all will improve further gong forward with fairness being the central theme behind all decision making.
We believe in looking after the poor and hungry and we want to get rid of all violence in Irish Society. We believe that everybody deserves a home.
We believe we as Irish citizens in 2016 have a responsibility to display pride in, pass on and encourage the ongoing practise of Irish traditions and culture for the next generation.
We as children in 2016 recognise global issues and accept that we have a role to play in keeping our environment clean for all the world and the importance of helping refugees fleeing from war and persecution.
We here in Moneenroe National School are fortunate to have good community people, good Gaels and good Volunteers. We acknowledge the good work they do and appreciate the time they give for the benefit of others.
In conclusion, we hope to keep the values of love of Country, love of language, culture and national games alive.
We hope traits such as hard work, generosity and volunteerism will remain and rub off on others.
We hope that Moneenroe, Kilkenny and Ireland will remain friendly, healthy, happy, clean and nice places to live in into the future.
Ó na Daltaí i Rang a Cúig agus a Sé
Scoil Náisiúnta Móinín Rua
15 Máirt 2016
Proclamation for a New Generation