"The Irish Flag"
The Irish flag was designed by Thomas Francis Meagher in the mid-1800s, but was not adopted as the official flag of Ireland until 1919, during the Irish war for independence from Britain.
The green stripe on the left of the flag is a traditional Celtic color, signifying Ireland’s Celtic history.
The orange stripe on the right represents William of Orange, the Dutch prince who became King William III of England after the Catholic James II was deposed in the 17th century. A protestant who also ruled over Ireland, he still was viewed with tolerance by most of Ireland.
The white stripe in the middle of the Irish flag represents the cooperation, or truce, between the historic Celtic tradition of Ireland and the English, protestant William of Orange.
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