This year’s celebration will take place between the 3rd and 5th of March 2017.
There will be a month long schools programme running in advance of the 1848 Tricolour Celebration Weekend – see our Education Programme
Schools Programme – One month long school VISITS – leading up to event.
(Historic talk to Schools on Thomas Francis Meagher, The foundation of the Tricolour in
1848 and the raising of the Tricolour in 1916). 3,500 school children reached to date.
Friday 3rd March – Waterford Library, Lady Lane (Launch: 11.00am)
“Meagher’s flag for Waterford’ – an Exhibition
+ Defence Forces Recruitment Day.
Friday 3rd March, 7.30pm
Historic Talk and Dinner in Sabai Restaurant
“Irish Convicts in Tasmania” by Dr. Christina Henri
(Tickets €25 – can be purchased directly from Sabai Restaurant – (051) 858 002)
Saturday 4th March, 2.00pm
“THE ROAD TO INDEPENDENCE” BATTLE Re-enactment
(Free – General Public Event – Outside The Bishops Palace, The Mall)
Saturday 4th March, 7pm
Gala Dinner in the Granville Hotel
(Tickets €50 – can be purchased directly from the Granville Hotel – (051) 305 555)
Key Note Speakers: Lt. Col. Don Makay, 69th Regiment.
also Flag Officer Naval Service Commodore Hugh Tully
Music on the night by: The Island of Ireland Peace Choir and The Montana ShamRockers
Sunday 5th March, 11.30am Mass Ballybricken Church
WREATH LAYING – CAPTAIN PATRICK CLOONEY MEMORIAL (Following 11.30am Mass)
Sunday 5th March, 2.45pm:
FLAG RAISING CEREMONY
Irish Defence Forces supported by the 69th Regiment New York, Military Veteran Associations.
Thomas Francis Meagher Fife and Drum Band, Barrack Street Concert Band and
The Island of Ireland Peace Choir.
(Free General Public Event)
Naval Vessel LE Ciara open to public over weekend
(subject to exigencies of the service)
A special welcome to the Montana ShamRockers
who will play at venues throughout the weekend
Email: email@example.com Tel: 087 985 9511 – 087 7436220
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
Illustration 33 The Mall courtesy of Eddie O’Keeffe (Prints available for purchase)