« BackKerry students to take part in national flag ceremony today

Students from secondary schools around the county – and indeed the country – will take part in a National Flag Ceremony at Croke Park today.

Irish flag over a blue sky background6,000 secondary school students will attend the event – which will feature a keynote address from President Michael D Higgins.

The tricolour – as a symbol of peace – will be celebrated at today’s event.

Director of Ireland 2016 John Concannon – says the significance of the flag which was designed in 1848 – will be the central focus of today’s ceremony.