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Ardaghy pupils set example for national flag

Jan 31, 2024 13:40 By News Northern Sound
Ardaghy pupils set example for national flag
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Pupils at St Michael's NS have the responsibility of raising and lowering the tricolour every day.

The sixth class children at St Michael's National School, Rackwallace in Ardaghy have entered into a debate about how we treat the national flag. Hannah and Kyle from sixth class told the Joe Finnegan Show how pupils at St Michael's have the responsibility of raising and lowering the tricolour every day.

The school has been performing the ritual every day since 2016 when every school in the country was given a national flag from the state as part of the decade of centenaries. Earlier this week, questions were raised by a Shannonside / Northern Sound listener about the positioning of the tricolour at Longford courthouse.

A debate about whether the flag should fly to the left or right of the front door and whether the green of the tricolour should be closest to the flagpole or the orange, has been debated by contributors to the show. Hannah explained the correct way to fold it: "We fold it once, then we fold it again and then the orange bit, whoever has the orange bit, they fold it into a triangle and they end up coming to the green."

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