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Ireland Flag and Description

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The flag of Ireland was officially adopted on January 21, 1919.

Modeled after the French Tricolore, Ireland's flag uses color to symbolize religions. Green is representative of Catholics; orange is representative of Protestants, and the white is symbolic of the union of both.

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This page was last updated on July 12, 2016.