In preparation for the 1916 celebrations and the raising of our National Flag we have been learning about the Irish flag. These are the most important points we have learned.
- The colours of the Irish flag are green, white and orange.
- The Irish flag can also be called the tri-colour.
- The green and orange of the flag represent all of the people living in Ireland.
- The white of the flag symbolises peace for all of our people.
When flying our National Flag:
- No other flag should be flown above it.
- You should never let it touch the ground.
- It should never be flown near trees or power lines in case it becomes entangles.
- If the flag becomes frayed or worn it should be replaced.
- It should not be left flying at night unless it is illuminated.
- If our National Flag is flying you should always turn to face it when our National Anthem (Amhrán ns bhFiann) is being played or sung.