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# Thomas Francis Meagher

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# Thomas Francis Meagher
Taoiseach commemorates first flying of the tricolour 175 years ago at ceremony in Waterford
The Irish national flag was first flown at the Wolfe Tone Club in Waterford City by Thomas Francis Meagher.
All time
Column: Festivities and trauma – St Patrick’s Day celebrations in the American Civil War
On St Patrick’s Day 150 years ago, the Union Irish Brigade took time out from the American Civil War to embark on a day of celebrations. The ensuing festivities have passed into American Civil War legend, writes Damian Shiels.
# 165 years later
Irish tricolour comes home to Waterford
165 years after the Irish flag was first unveiled by Thomas Francis Meagher, his great great grandson has made the trip to the sunny South-East.