Mar 30, 2015

Tom Meagher Foundation Flag Presentation

Recently we gathered together in Waterford for a very special event to commemorate the flying of the very first tricolour, and even though the weather was very wet it did not dampen the spirits of everyone who attended.

Students and staff from over 300 schools attended on the day to receive their Irish flag that had flown at 33 The Mall, where Thomas F Meagher flew the very first Tricolour in 1848.

We were honoured that President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina joined us and his words were truly inspiring......

'We remain indebted to this man who, in 1848, called for “a lasting truce between Orange and Green” to become the enduring symbol of the Irish Nation. This is indeed a vision worth championing, a message of peace we must continue to cherish.'

President Higgins

It was a wonderful day and we are honoured to have taken part.  Well done to all involved in putting together such a memorable event.

Marie-Thérèse Kilmartin


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