Much to the delight of the students the flag was raised by local celebrity David Kearney who also took the time to visit each class to speak to the kids and sign footballs and jerseys. Also in attendance on the day were students and parents who were addressed by school principal John Farrell.
Mr. Farrell spoke of the work that had been put in by the students led by their Green Schools Committee. He introduced Daniel O’Rourke Chairperson of the Committee who gave the crowd some insights into the school’s recycling programme.
Other speakers on the day included Oliver Tully from the Louth County Council, Seamus Savage of the Grange Residents Association and Father McNulty, Chairperson of Monksland N.S.
Father McNulty was also given the honour planting a remembrance tree in the school’s flower garden to commemorate past pupils and members of the school community who have passed on particularly those who had passed in tragic circumstances in recent times. Friends and relatives also took the opportunity to hang yellow ribbons on the tree in a fitting tribute to their loved ones.