The green side is by the flagpole. The tricolour is regarded by many nationalists as the national flag of the whole of island of Ireland. Although the flag was designed in mid 1800s, it was adopted only in 1919, during the Irish War of Independence from Britain. The Irish flagconsists of three equal sized vertical stripes, the left stripe is green, the middle white and the right stripe are orange. The colors of the Irish flaghave no official meaning, but many legends have emerged for colors. The Colors Of the Counties Of Ireland. Along with these meanings, it also symbolizes the green revolution. There is also an interesting story of why the King was called William of Orange. FLAG OF IRELAND LARGE 3 X 5 FEET IRISH EIRE INDOOR OUTDOOR, GROMMETS, FREE SHIP! Get the best deals on Collectible Irish Flags when you shop the largest online selection at eBay.com. Another interpretation is that green stands for the Gaelic and Anglo-Norman tradition that existed in Ireland, whereas orange stands for the supporters of William of Orange. Flag Date Use Description 1922–1973: Personal flag of the Governor of Northern Ireland. Hence, green was also included in the flag. The origins of the flag trace back to a group of French women who presented it to Thomas Francis Meagher in 1848. The proportion of the Irish flag is 1:2. He defeated King James II and his predominantly Irish Catholic army. Again, the white stands for peace that exists between the natives and the British. An earlier, unofficial Irish flag —the gold harp on a green background— served from 1798 until the early twentieth century as a symbol of nationalism. Free shipping on many items | Browse your ... LARGE IRELAND FLAG PATCH embroidered iron-on IRISH EIRE TRI-COLOR BACK EMBLEM.