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The History of the Irish Flag – Bratach na hÉireann

Bratach na hÉireann (The Irish Flag) Commonly referred to as the Irish Tricolor, the National Flag of Ireland is a vertical tricolor of green, white and orange. Proportionally, the flag is laid out at a 1:2 ratio, being twice as long as it is high. The flag was first flown publicly on March 7, 1848 during the Young Irelander Rebellion at the Wolfe Tone Confederate Club in Waterford City. A leader of the Young Irelander movement named Thomas Francis Meagher was the first to fly the flag. Meagher would later become a Brigadier General in the American Civil War fighting for the Union Army. Later Meager would become Governor of Montana. When Meagher first...

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