An Irish Flag was presented to St Joseph's at a ceremony held in Waterford City on Thursday 12th March 2015. President Michael D. Higgins spoke to the assembled students and teachers, before the flags were presented by the French and Canadian Ambassadors.
Cian Callaghan and Thorgal Ligtvoet (4th Year) received the Flag on our behalf. They were accompanied by Ms K Kennedy and Mr B McMahon.
The Thomas F. Meagher Foundation has offered a Flag to every school in the Country in honour of the great Irish Patriot, US Army General and Governor of Montana who flew the first Tricolour Flag on the 7th March 1848 from 33 The Mall, Waterford. Each of the Irish Flags presented to the schools has also been flown from this same historic place in Waterford.
The Flag will be flown proudly during the 2016 flag week, which will take place from the 10th – 17th March 2016.