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Flag of Ireland
Ireland.svg
Adopted January 21, 1919 [1]
Designed by Irish Nationalists and Republicans [2]
Proportions 1:2 [3]

The flag of Ireland is an equal vertical tricolour of green, white, and orange. Sometimes the orange is inaccurately replaced with gold.

Symbolism[]

The colours represent unity (white) between Catholics (green) and Protestants (orange), and the overall design was modeled after the France flag.[4]

Other Flags[]

  • The flag of Leinster (a province of Ireland) is a green flag with a centered golden harp. The gold harp is from the Irish Coat of Arms. The flag of Leinster was also used from the 17th century until 1922 as an unofficial flag of Ireland. A variation of this flag includes golden shamrocks and the motto "Erin Go Bragh" which translates to "Ireland Forever".
  • The Ulster Banner is the former banner of the Government of Northern Ireland 1953-1972.


Trivia[]

  • If the flag was turned upside-down, it would become the flag of the Ivory Coast.

References[]

Flags of the Celtic Peoples[]

Pan-Celtic.png Flags of the Celtic peoples
Gwenn ha du.png Brittany Cornwall.svg Cornwall Ireland.svg Ireland Flag of the Isle of Man.png Isle of Man
Northern Ireland.png Northern Ireland Scotland.svg Scotland Wales.svg Wales Pan-Celtic.png Pan-Celtic

European Nations[]

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Current Members

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Former Members

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