The 1848 Tricolour Celebration is a cultural and historical event, which commemorates the first unveiling of the Irish Tricolour flag by Thomas Francis Meagher at 33 the Mall in Waterford city. The highlight of the annual event is the official military flag raising ceremony, which will be held on Sunday the 10th of March, 2013.
This year, the National Anthem will be sung by Waterford’s Vanessa Whelan, 2012 finalist of ‘The Voice of Ireland.’
In fitting with the Gathering Celebrations of 2013, it is our pleasure to announce our special VIP Guest of Honour: Gilbert Lee Meagher, direct descendent of Thomas Francis Meagher! Gilbert will be travelling to Ireland from California, US and will be presenting a special gift to the city during the celebration, which we are very excited about (check back soon to find out more). The event also has many international delegations travelling from America, Canada and France also, as Thomas Francis Meagher established links with all of these countries.
The programme of events gives Irish people everywhere a platform to celebrate Irish Culture and lasting peace on this island, which Meagher captured beautifully in the colours of ‘An Bhratach Náisinta,’ our national flag.
As part of the 1848 Tricolour Celebration, a Family Friendly Scavenger Hunt has been organised in conjunction with the Bishops Palace. The main aim of the Scavenger Hunt is to create an awareness of the array of history which Waterford City is home to… Read More…