The Unity Flag - Tallaght Together
The Tallaght Flag, or the
Unity Flag, came into existence in 2017 following a project on local citizenship initiated
by Tallaght Youth Theatre in 2007. This project resulted in the colours of red, green
and white being chosen as symbolic of the Tallaght area. The initial
rendering of a bend sinister flag only sported a red field with a white
bend, though its similarity to the internationally recognised Diver Down
flag meant that it had to be changed. Green was added to the field and
red was instead placed in the bend and this version was called An
Bhratach Fulaingt (The Suffering Flag).
This basic version was
augmented after two online surveys showed that blue was also a colour
favoured by Tallaght people. The blue was included in the form of two
triangular formations comprised of six eight-pointed mullets (stars),
which derived from the flag captured during the Battle of Tallaght in
1867. That design was called An Bratach Seasmhacht (The Endurance Flag)
and it occasionally featured the arms of South Dublin County in the
centre of the bend.
The flag continued to develop and a final
version, An Bratach Aontacht Thamlachta, will be launched by Tallaght
Historical Society in May 2017. Tallaght Community Council have also
adopted the flag and will display the design on a banner bearing the
words 'Tamhlacht le Cheile' above the main stage of Tallafest June 24th
Pemission To Use The Tallaght
The Tallaght Historical
Society welcomes and encourages the use of the Tallaght Unity Flag
however if you wish to use the flag please observe the protocols listed
below. Any deviation from these protocols must receive prior permission
from the Tallaght Historical Society by emailing
In cases where the Unity Flag is displayed along
with other flags of equal height, The Unity Flag can
only be displayed in the place of honour (observer’s
left) if An Bhratach Náisiúnta, the National Flag,
is not also displayed.
|Within the locality, the Unity Flag must be
flown in the place of honour alongside flags of
other cities, towns, boroughs, villages, education
facilities, community groups and commercial
organisations. It should be to the observer’s right
of the European Flag and county council flags.
|No flag or pennant should be flown above the
National Flag and in all cases the National Flag
should be in the place of honour. The Unity Flag
must always be to the left (or an observer’s right)
of the National Flag.
|When the National Flag is flown at a building or
entrance along with other flags of equal height, it
should be first on the right (on an observer’s
|When the Unity Flag has become worn or frayed it
is no longer fit for display, and should not be used
in any manner implying disrespect. It should be
destroyed or disposed of in a dignified way.
|The flag should never be defaced by placing
slogans, lettering, logos, pictures or emblems of
any kind on it. Interfering with the integrity of
its design is disrespectful. When the Unity Flag is
being reproduced in printed or electronic format,
the principles of respect apply.