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Student Council 'Fun for Run'

Student Council 'Fun for Run'

The Student Council's main initiative of the year, took place on Thursday 24 May. It was a “Fun for Run” fundraising event for Focus Ireland and St. Seachnall's National School....

French Library's Morning Screening

French Library's Morning Screening

Discover a wide selection of short films for the whole family at the French Library's Morning Screening on Saturday 16 June from 11am-12.30pm in the Alliance française. The films will include adaptations of...

Festa della Repubblica - Italian National day - 2 June

Festa della Repubblica - Italian National day - 2 June

Festa della Repubblica is the Italian National Day. It is celebrated on 2 June each year. The day commemorates the institutional referendum held by universal suffrage in 1946, in which the...

Europe Day and Art Competition 2018

Europe Day and Art Competition 2018

  Since the primary school was closed on the 9th of May, we celebrated Europe Day on Friday, 18th of May. It was another great event with some important guests....

School Tour 2018

School Tour 2018

The best part of the school year has come again and on Thursday, 26th of April both primary and secondary students went on their well-deserved school tour. This year, we...

La Fête de la Bretagne 2018

La Fête de la Bretagne 2018

Immerse yourself in the French culture and come and celebrate Brittany Day. Fest Noz takes place on Saturday 26th May 2018 at The Cobblestone in Smithfield, Dublin 7. Celebrate Breton...

Greek National Holiday - 25 March

Greek National Holiday - 25 March

National holiday celebrated annually in Greece on March 25, commemorating the start of the War of Greek Independence in 1821. It coincides with the Greek Orthodox Church’s celebration of the...

Hungarian National Holiday - 15t March (in memory of the 1848–49 Revolution and War of Independence)

Hungarian National Holiday - 15t March (in memory of the 1848–49 Revolution and War of Independence)

The Hungarian Revolution of 1848–49 (Hungarian: 1848–49-es forradalom és szabadságharc, "1848–49 Revolution and War") was one of the many EuropeanRevolutions of 1848 and closely linked to other revolutions of 1848...

St. Patrick's Day - Lá Fhéile Pádraig

St. Patrick's Day - Lá Fhéile Pádraig

Saint Patrick's Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, "the Day of the Festival of Patrick"), is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March,...

Mother's Day - 11 March 2018

Mother's Day - 11 March 2018

Mother's Day is celebrated all around the world. It seems to be a universal thing that cultures put a day aside each year to celebrate the act of motherhood. However...

St. Patrick's Day - Lá Fhéile Pádraig

Saint Patrick's Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, "the Day of the Festival of Patrick"), is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland.

Saint Patrick's Day was made an official Christian feast day in the early 17th century and is observed by the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion (especially the Church of Ireland), the Eastern Orthodox Church, and Lutheran Church. The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, and celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general. Celebrations generally involve public parades and festivals, céilithe, and the wearing of green attire or shamrocks. Christians also attend church services and the Lenten restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol are lifted for the day.

Saint Patrick's Day is a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the British Overseas Territory of Montserrat. It is also widely celebrated by the Irish diaspora around the world.

Wearing of the green

On St Patrick's Day it is customary to wear shamrocks and/or green clothing or accessories (the "wearing of the green"). St Patrick is said to have used the shamrock, a three-leaved plant, to explain the Holy Trinity to the pagan Irish.

In 1903, St Patrick's Day became an official public holiday in Ireland. This was thanks to the Bank Holiday (Ireland) Act 1903, an act of the United Kingdom Parliament introduced by Irish Member of Parliament James O'Mara

The first St Patrick's Day parade in Ireland was held in Waterford in 1903.

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