The Irish Tricolour Flys for the First Time, Waterford 1868

#OnThisDay 1848 The Irish tricolour was flown for the first time in public. Thomas F. Meagher flew it in Waterford city. ‘I trust that beneath its folds the hands of Irish Catholics & Protestants may be clasped in generous & heroic brotherhood’.

PS: The flag was also raised in a procession in Enniscorthy commemorating the Battle of Vinegar Hill.

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