Sunday, 15 March 2015

Thomas F. Meagher Foundation Flag Presentation

Villiers School was honoured to be involved in the first ever School’s Flag presentation by The Thomas F. Meagher Foundation. This event took place on March 12th in the Kingfisher Club in Waterford.

The Thomas F. Meagher Foundation aims to promote pride in and respect for the Irish flag and its true meaning for peace on this island. The Foundation is named after Thomas Francis Meagher, Irish Patriot, US army general and Governor of Montana who flew the first Tricolour flag on the 7th of March 1848 from 33 The Mall in Waterford at the Wolf Tone Club.

Almost 300 schools were presented with an Irish Flag which had flow over 33 The Mall in Waterford.

President Michael D. Higgins was guest of honour and he outlined the importance of the Irish Flag
as a powerful emblem of brotherhood and peace.  Mary Kenny was compeer for the afternoon and video messages were heard from Irish soccer captain Robbie Keane.

Deborah Adepoju, Shauna Hanrahan, Tara Finucane and Lauren Fitzell received the Irish Flag on behalf of Villiers School and were accompanied to the Ceremony by Deputy Headmistress Mary Quinn.