Ireland National Flag - Information
The national flag of Ireland (bratach na h√Čireann), popularly known as the Irish tricolour, is a vertical tricolour of green (at the hoist), white, and orange



Ireland Flag - Colors - meaning and symbolism
 Green represents the Gaelic tradition of Ireland and hence stands for the Roman Catholics
 White symbolizes the aspiration for peace between the Roman Catholic majority and the Protestant minority
 Orange represents the followers of William of Orange in Ireland and hence stands for the Protestants
Ireland Flag - History, Facts & information for kids

A green flag with a golden harp was unofficially used as the flag of Ireland during the mid-17th century by the Catholic-majority who wanted to free Ireland from the British rule.
Ireland Flag - History, Facts & information for kids

Members of the Anglican Church of Ireland (minority Protestants who are loyal to the British Crown) founded the Orange Order in memory of King William of Orange. Patterned after French Tricolour, Irish Tricolour gained prominence during the mid-19th century as a symbol of peace and union (white band) between the Catholic-majority (green band) and Protestant-minority (orange band) in order to found a self-governing Ireland on such peace and union. The Irish Tricolour was flown during the 1916 Easter Rising, and subsequently by the Irish Republic during the Irish War of Independence, which eventually led to the establishment of the Irish Free State in 1922. The flag was officially given constitutional status on December 29, 1937.


Ireland Flag - History, Facts & information for kids
Ireland flag is very similar to the Flag of Ivory Coast (which has the same colors in the reverse order) and Italian Flag (which has red instead of orange)
Ireland Flag pictures
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Ireland Flag
Flag proportion
Standard of the President of Ireland
Flag of Connacht (Connacht is one of the four provinces of Ireland)
Flag of Leinster (Leinster is one of the four provinces of Ireland)
Flag of Munster (Munster is one of the four provinces of Ireland)
Flag of Ulster (Ulster is one of the four provinces of Ireland)