Great stories ensure that your attention never flags, and that was especially true when it came to the tale of Thomas Francis Meagher.
StoryLab unfurled its expertise to get inside the work of the Thomas F. Meagher Foundation for a special Irish Independent supplement last month.
Meagher was just 43 when he died in 1867, falling overboard a boat on the Missouri river.
He died in mysterious circumstances but created a national legacy – he flew the first Irish tricolour from the Mall in Waterford in 1848.
The foundation promotes global understanding of the Irish flag and its true meaning.
We’ve been working with the Thomas Meagher team since 2015, shaping and sharing the stories they need to showcase their work and spread their message of peace, respect and reconciliation.
The result this year was The People’s Flag – a compelling 24-page magazine. As well as telling Meagher’s incredible life story, the magazine carried contributions from Ceann Comhairle Sean O’Fearghail, Irish American Congressman Joe Kennedy, the Defence Forces and Trocaire.