Ireland’s Tricolour –
The 1848 legacy of Thomas Francis Meagher

The white in the centre signifies a lasting truce between the ‘Orange’ and the ‘Green’, and I trust that beneath it’s folds, the hands of the Irish Protestant and the Irish Catholic maybe clasped in generous and heroic brotherhood”. – Thomas Francis Meagher

A number of events are planned for 2023 as part of the Thomas Francis Meagher Tricolour Celebrations. 2023 marks the 175th Anniversary of the first raising of the Irish Tricolour.
The 3 day festival will take place from the 3rd to the 5th March 2023
Please check our Programme of Events Page for details as they are released

The Thomas Francis Meagher Tricolour Celebration is a cultural and historical event, which commemorates the flying of the Irish National Flag for the first time by Waterford man Thomas Francis Meagher in his native city at the Wolf Tone Confederate Club at 33 The Mall, Waterford on March 7th 1848. Following this, at a meeting in Dublin on the 15th of April, Thomas Francis Meagher (Irish American Patriot) presented a fabulous version of the Tricolor made from the finest French silk to the citizens of Ireland. He said:
“…I trust that the old country will not refuse this symbol of a new life from one of her youngest children. I need not explain its meaning.
The quick and passionate intellect of the generation now springing into arms will catch it at a glance. The white in the centre signifies a lasting truce between
the “orange” and the “green” and I trust that beneath its folds, the hands of the Irish Protestant and the Irish Catholic may be clasped in
generous and heroic brotherhood…” Thomas Francis Meagher

SUPPORT BY WATERFORD CITY AND COUNTY COUNCIL

Contact info

Thomas Francis Meagher
Tricolour Celebrations
The Granville Hotel
Meagher Quay
Waterford City, Ireland.
Telephone: 087 985 9511

Committee

Ann Cusack – Chairperson
Eugene Broderick – Secretary
Mags O’Riardon – Treasurer
Paul Dower
John Wells
Walter O’Leary
Ger O’Brien
Joe Geraghty
Dean Cusack

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