Ireland Flag
    Irish Flag
    Irish flag
    Name trídhathach na hÉireann
    (Irish tricolour)
    Adopted 1922
    Proportion 1:2
    Colors Green (Hex #169B62)
    White (Hex #FFFFFF)
    Orange (Hex #FF883E)
    Irish Flag
    The national flag of Ireland (bratach na hÉireann), popularly known as the Irish tricolour, is a vertical tricolour of green (at the hoist), white, and orange
    Ireland Flag Colors - symbolism
    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
    Historic Flag of Ireland
    Green Harp Flag of Ireland
    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.
    Irish National Anthem
    Ireland Flag facts


    Ireland Flag
    Ireland Flag information

    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.
    Irish Flag Image
    Ireland Flag Image
    Flag of the President of Ireland
    The Standard of the President of Ireland was approved by the Government on 13 February 1945. The flag features a blue field and a gold harp with 14 diagonal golden strings. The Presidential Standard was introduced prior to the inauguration of Ireland's second President Seán T. O'Kelly and therefore, it was raised at Áras an Uachtaráin in the presence of President Douglas Hyde on 24 May 1945, a month before the inauguration of his successor on 25 June 1945. The standard is flown over Áras an Uachtaráin and on vehicles used by the president. The flag is never flown at half mast and never takes precedence over the flag of Ireland.

    Flag of the President of Ireland
    Flag of Ulster

    Ulster Flag
    The arms of the nine-county province of Ulster form a composite achievement, combining the heraldic symbols of two of that province's best known families, namely the cross of de Burgo and the dexter hand of O Neill (Ua Néill, later Ó Néill) Kings of Ailech and Tír Eoghan
    Flag of Munster

    Munster Flag
    The province of Munster has been heraldically symbolised by three golden antique crowns on an azure blue shield. A crown of the type now known as antique Irish forms an integral element of a thirteenth-century crozier head found near Cormac's Chapel on the Rock of Cashel. In the case of the 'king-bishops' of Cashel, the placing of the antique crown on their crozier was a symbolic assertion of their right to the political sovereignty of Munster.
    Flag of Connacht

    Connacht Flag
    The arms of Connacht use a dimidiated (divided in half from top to bottom) eagle and armed hand. Ruaidhri O'Conchobhair, King of Connacht, is surmised to have been conceded the arms of Schottenkloster or the Irish monastery founded in Regensburg, which approximate to the Connacht Flag of 1651
    Flag of Leinster

    Leinster Flag
    A silver stringed golden harp on a green background. Possibly the oldest and certainly the most celebrated instance of the use of the harp device on a green field was the flag of Owen Roe O'Neill. It is recorded that his ship, the St Francis, as she lay at anchor at Dunkirk, flew from her mast top 'the Irish harp in a green field, in a flag'.
    Difference between Italian Flag and Irish Flag
    Italian flag is sometimes mistaken with the Irish flag as both are vertical tricolors. The third band in Italian flag is Flame Scarlet red while it is orange in Irish flag
    Differences between Irish Flag and Italian Flag
    Difference between Irish Flag and Ivory Coast Flag
    Irish flag and the Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) flag look similar as both are vertical tricolor flags having Green, Ornage and White clors. Irish tricolor has Green (at the hoist), White and Orange colors while Ivory Coast flag has the colors in the reverse order - Orange (at the hoist), White and Orange.
    Differences between Ivory Coast Flag and Ireland Flag

    More Facts

    Copyright information
    Parts of text on this site is based on Wikipedia, Encyclopedia Britannica 1911 edition and many government websites. That text is available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license. To use the purpose written articles, please contact us. To use images, audios and videos that are not in public domain, contact their respective creators/license holders. Contact us if you have any questions regarding the text, images, audios or videos.