A new campaign is calling on everyone in Ireland to learn the words to Amhrán na bhFiann.
The ‘Learn our Anthem’ campaign is launching with a competition for primary school children.
Rachel J Cooper, author of Our National Anthem children’s book, is heading up the imitative.
“It’s no secret that the majority of us here in Ireland don’t know the words of our own national anthem,” she said.
“I was the same before I embarked on this journey as well.
“I’m starting a nationwide initiative to raise awareness, and to get people at home learning and singing Amhrán na bhFiann – and also to get the Irish communities abroad learning.
“The school competition is launching at Croke Park this afternoon, and I’m really excited about it.”
Credit to : Newstalk