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Tricolour Festival held in glorious city sunshine

Actor Kieran Doyle (Thomas Francis Meagher) leading the match down The Mall on Sunday during the 1848 Tricolour Celebration.					| Photo: Mick Wall
he Fifth 1848 Tricolour Celebration was held in Waterford last weekend, with the ceremonial flag raising ceremony held in glorious sunshine on The Mall on Sunday. Two ambassadors attended the event: from France, Jean Pierre Thebault and Canada’s Kevin Vickers, who, as Sergeant at Arms in the Canadian Parliament, gained national hero status when ending [...]

1848 Tricolour Celebration to meet 3000th school pupil

Actor Liam Rellis as Thomas Francis Meagher at Glor Na Mara NS, Tramore.
Over the last three years a voluntary educational programme has been undertaken by the organising committee of the 1848 Tricolour Celebration to make a concerted effort to visit as many schools as possible. The aim? To inform pupils of the connection between Thomas Francis Meagher and the first ever flying of the Irish flag at [...]