1848 – IN DUBLIN, THE TRICOLOUR NATIONAL FLAG OF IRELAND IS PRESENTED TO THE PUBLIC FOR THE FIRST TIME BY THOMAS FRANCIS MEAGHER AND THE YOUNG IRELAND PARTY.

In 1848, Thomas Meagher and William Smith O’Brien went to France to study revolutionary events there, and returned to Ireland with the new Flag of Ireland, a tricolour of green, white and orange made by and given to them by French women sympathetic to the Irish cause. The acquisition of the flag is commemorated at

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