FORÓGRA Eglish NS – 2016

IRISHMEN AND IRISHWOMEN, at home and abroad and all who live in this wonderful country of ours: In the name of God and all of our ancestors, Ireland, through us, summons her children to her flag and proclaims her freedom.

We declare the right of the people of Ireland to the ownership of Ireland and it’s positive representation throughout the world. We declare the right to celebrate and learn from our rich History and to safeguard our traditions.

We declare the right of our people to not be judged on race, ethnic background, gender, possessions.  We declare that the strengths and talents of all members of society are valued equally, young and old, rural and urban.

We declare the right of every member of society to stand up against oppression and bullying when and where it’s identified primarily by peaceful means. 

We declare that every single member of our communities is important. The Republic guarantees religious and civil liberty, equal rights and equal opportunities to all its citizens, and declares its resolve to pursue the happiness and prosperity of the whole nation and of all its parts, cherishing all of the children of the nation equally.  We proclaim that our homeland, Ireland will be a safe and awe-inspiring place to be a child in.  That children will be encouraged to play, learn and explore and be valued for being precious individuals with limitless potential. 

We acknowledge that technology is amazing and it helps to make the world a smaller place.  However we declare that we will always remember and show in our actions that people are more important than things.  We declare the right to care for each other deeply, always remembering that we are more alike than different.

We place the cause of the Irish Republic and generations past and present of Eglish NS under the protection of the Most High God whose blessing we invoke upon us.

Signed on behalf of Eglish National School