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POSTED 11.3.2024

The Colours of our Flag

StoryLab has again worked with ‘Irish Independent’ publisher Mediahuis and the Thomas F. Meagher Foundation to produce special content on the Foundation’s work in promoting the peaceful and inclusive message of the Irish flag.

Nationalist and patriot Thomas F. Meagher first flew the Irish tricolour in Waterford in 1848 and his legacy led to the creation of a national charity in his name. The Thomas F. Meagher Foundation organises Flag Day for secondary schools with support from the History Teachers Association of Ireland (HTAI) and Gaisce – The President’s Award.

StoryLab recently worked with the Irish Independent and the Foundation to produce a 24-page supplement for 2024 called ‘The People’s Flag’, with content centred on the important educational work of the Foundation.

‘The People’s Flag’, published just before St. Patrick’s Day, includes special classroom lessons in English and Irish – from HTAI members as well as contributions from Gaisce, the Irish American Partnership and Thomas F. Meagher ambassador, Olympic rower Sanita Puspure.

Thomas F. Meagher was just 43 when he died in 1867, falling overboard a boat 175 years ago. The foundation promotes global understanding of the Irish flag and its true meaning of peace, respect and reconciliation

“We love working on this kind of content for schools and helping children unlock their history,” says StoryLab director Ciaran Byrne.

“As well as reaching an enourmous readership delivered by Ireland’s biggest-selling newspaper, the compelling stories and pictures must be delivered in a crisp and concise style to make them accessible to all.

“This helps young people gain a great understanding of their identity and the events that have shaped Irish history. It’s a pleasure to work with the Foundation and support the incredible work they do with young people.”

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