Flag-raising Ceremony 2022 


On Tuesday, June 21st 2022, we raised our 9th Green flag for St Joseph`s Primary School, Templemore. 

Global Citizenship-Marine Environment was the theme for this flag. 

The Green school’s committee had been working very hard on this theme for 2 years and were delighted to be awarded the flag for their efforts! 

This flag was dedicated to the memory of Sr Breda Coman, former principal of St Joseph`s and advocate of all issues environmental. 

The ceremony was introduced by Ms Mason and began with a flag blessing performed by Fr Dominic. 

Chairperson Grace Doyle and secretary Julia Waliduda followed with a brief synopsis of all the work being done by the green school’s committee. 

Then followed 4th class student Emma Whelan, who recited a lovely poem aptly titled “The last fish in the sea” 

Our very special guest of honour on the day was Bridgeen McLoughney who proudly raised the flag with all the pomp and ceremony it deserved! Mr Roche played the pipes while the flag was risen. This added to the great atmosphere of the day. 

The ceremony finished with ice-cream for all. 

It was a most memorable day!