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From: (Dennis Ahern)
Subject: Re: which is correct?
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2003 13:52:42 +0000 (UTC)
References: <_ivda.25748$Ad6.9431@nwrddc01.gnilink.net> <xgEda.1877$Jf.161971@ursa-nb00s0.nbnet.nb.ca>


Dan Kennedy () wrote:
: I don't understand the reference to words on the Irish flag. The Irish
: flag is green, white and gold (or orange if you prefer) without any writing.

The current national colors are indeed green, white and orange (not
gold). The flag with the words that is being asked about is an older flag
that uses a symbol of a harp surrounded by shamrocks, which can be
viewed at http://www.irishflags.com/Erin.gif and is adapted from an
earlier flag in which the harp was topped with a crown, signifying
allegiance to the British crown. In the mid-19th century it was
considered an offense to display the harp flag without the crown.

See http://www.newspaperabstracts.com/ireland/cork/1849/JAN.html

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Dennis Ahern | Ireland Newspaper Abstracts
Acton, Massachusetts | http://www.newspaperabstracts.com/Ireland
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