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 white in the centre signifies a lasting truce between the “orange” and the “green” and I trust that beneath its folds, the hands of the Irish Protestant and the Irish Catholic may be clasped in generous and heroic brotherhood” – Thomas Francis Meagher
This year’s celebration will take place between the 4th and 6th of March 2016.
This will be a very special year and will be part of the 2016 Commemorations Programme.
There will be a month long schools programme running in advance of the 1848 Tricolour Celebration Weekend – see our Education Programme
PLEASE ALSO CHECK BACK TO WEBSITE FOR DETAILS ON FRINGE EVENTS WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE OVER THE WEEKEND.
Friday 4th, 11.30am:
CITIZENSHIP CEREMONY in City Hall with Minister of Justice.
Friday 4th, 7.30pm :
HISTORIC TALK AND DINNER IN SABAI RESTAURANT
(Tickets can be purchased directly from Sabai Restaurant – (051) 858 002)
Saturday 5th, 2.00pm:
RE-ENACTMENT OF 1916 RISING
(Free – General Public Event – Outside The Bishops Palace, The Mall)
Saturday 5th, 7.00pm :
GALA DINNER – GRANVILLE HOTEL
(Tickets can be purchased directly from the Granville Hotel – (051) 305 555)
Sunday 6th, 2.45pm:
FLAG RAISING CEREMONY
with visiting Ambassadors, Members of the 69th Brigade New York, visiting Military and Naval Representatives.
Local bands and The Island of Ireland Peace Choir.
(Free General Public Event)
Illustration 33 The Mall courtesy of Eddie O’Keeffe (Prints available for purchase)