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Flag Day Ideas

Sample Flag Day Event

The below are some ideas and templates that may be of assistance to your school when holding your Flag Day events. These ideas and templates have been taken from previous schools who have held similar events and we hope these are of help and inspiration to you.

Note: If you have not registered for your Flag Day free Fundraising Pack please do so This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you would like to use your activities as part of your Gaisce Bronze Award please see further information on this HERE

 

Flag Day Ideas 1

Preparation for Flag Day Event

Register with the Thomas F. Meagher Foundation to receive your free Fundraising Pack which will include lapel pins to see for projects or charities of your choice.

Form an event planning committee, allow the students to take ownership of this – This committee should be broadly advertised within the school and be fully inclusive of all the school population

If you wish set up a social media presence for your day

Research and decide upon which charity or project you would like your fundraising to go towards

 

Flag Day

Your event should be exactly what your school wants, below are just some ideas but we encourage schools and students to be as creative as possible.

Ask all nationalities within your school if they would like to do a little information sheet or speech on the day about their heritage and what the Flag of their other country means to them, also what the Irish Flag means to them.

 

Flag Day Ideas 2

 

Ask all students in your school to bring something which reminds them of a country they have an affinity or relationship with, this could be an item of clothing, food or an object. These countries could be a student’s place of birth, their parent’s place of birth, their grandparents place of birth or even where they have family members. This can then form a display.

 

Flag Day Ideas 3

 

Music have been found to be a great source of inclusion and having music from different nations which are represented in the school as part of your event.

 

Flag Day Ideas 4

 

Having a display board where all nationalities of the school are mentioned alongside one word that they associate with the Irish Flag.

 

Flag Day Ideas 5

 

Students have invited prominent members of the local community in to give a speech or an interview about their work or what the Flag means to them, previous examples of these have been local sports stars, the local emergency services or in 2016 family members of those who participated in the Rising. The Foundation is endeavouring to have members of our Honorary Board and Ambassador visit schools, if you would like to enquire about this please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A flag raising ceremony either inside or outside of the school has allows formed part of previous events.

 

Follow up from Flag Day

Send the Foundation details of your event, money raised and who it was raised for.

Enter the KerryGroup Awards and Scholarship Programme, full details of which are available HERE

Present your charity or project with the money raised for Flag Day

 

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Flag Day Events

The Foundation was delighted to have schools from throughout the State take part in Flag Day Activities for the last number of years and hold events in their schools so all students of the school could come together to learn the history of the flag and raise funds. Lapel pins supplied for free by the Foundation were sold for charities locally, nationally and internationally and for projects chosen by the pupils. Many of these pupils then entered the Foundations Awards and Scholarship Programme, more details are available here.  Some of the activities by schools and students and some of the projects monies were raised for are below.

 

2019 Loreto Abbey Dalkey

Flag Day 2019 - Loreto Abbey Dalkey TY students involved in re-imagining the Irish flag with an environmental theme

L - R Kate Hamilton, Rebecca Johnston, Charlie Power, Alex McKenna, Ella Fenlon, Anna Martin and Trudie Goodman.

 

 

Dunmanway  Dunmanway2

Flag Day 2019 - Maria Immaculata Community College who raised €100 for Jigsaw Cork

 

Bremore ETS  Bremore ETS 2

Flag Day 2019 - Bremore Educate Together Secondary School, Balbriggan, Dublin

 

 Grennan College

Flag Day 2019 - Grennan College, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny

 

 Blessington 1

 Blessington 2 Blessington 3

Flag Day 2019 - Blessington Community College who made €380 for the local Day Care Center.

 

Colaiste Bride

Flag Day 2019 - Colaiste Bride, Clondalkin, Dublin 22

 

Kinsale Com School

Flag Day 2019 - Kinsale Community School, Kinsale, Co.Cork

 

St Josephs 1 St Josephs 2

Flag Day 2019 - St Joseph’s College, Lucan, Dublin

 

Griffeen Com College

Flag Day 2019 - Griffeen Community College , Lucan, Co. Dublin

 

North Mon

Flag Day 2019 - North Monastery Secondary School, Cork City, Cork

 

                     St Jarlaths 1     St Jarlaths 2

Flag Day 2019 - St Jarlath’s College, Tuam, Co. Galway

Colaiste Bride

Students from Colaiste Bride, Wicklow with an all school assembly celebrating Flag Day

 

 

Gorey

Students and their teacher from Gorey Community School Wexford  raised a whopping €350 for the Gorey-based North Wexford

SPCA by taking part in Flag Day 2018

 

Crana College Donegal

Crana College Donegal celebrating Flag Day

 

 

Scoil Mhuire Roscommon

Students from Scoil Mhuire Roscommon presenting their chosen charity Mayo Roscommon with the money raised from their Flag Day Activities.

All the €435 raised from our bake sale, all proceeds go directly to funding free palliative care for patients.

 

 

Kinsale Community School

Kinsale Community School, held an assembly and music event for Flag Day

 

St Jarlaths College

St Jarlaths College  students doing a bucket collection on Flag Day for Focus Ireland

 

 

North Mon School Cork

Students from North Mon School Cork presenting their fundriaisng money to COFFA House & Jacqui Tyler

 

Ard Scoil Ris

Ard Scoil Ris, Limerick held a Flag Raising Ceremony for Flag Day

 

St Pauls Community College

St Pauls Community College Waterford held a day of fundraising and activities for Flag Day

 

Flag Day 2019

The Foundation’s annual Flag Day will take place this March 15 th 2019. We are delighted our nationwide network of schools continues to grow but if your school has not registered please do so by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Once you register your school you will receive your fundraising pack in early March which will include free lapel pins to sell for any charity or project of your choice, you will also receive a sample event plan as we encourage all schools to hold an event on Flag Day to ensure all students in the school feel included in the celebrations.

To assist you in your classes, we are delighted to work with the Irish Independent on lesson plans, these along with other information is available at https://tfmfoundation.ie/teaching-resources . This year we are delighted to be working with Gaisce, which allows your students earn their Bronze Award while taking part in Flag Day, below is a sample plan to follow to allow your students earn their Gaisce Award, however this can be changed in any way to suit your timetable as long as is it 13 weeks long.

 Gasice Brochure Pg3