Tallaght Unity Flag flying high at St Anne’s

By Aideen O'Flaherty

TALLAGHT’S Unity Flag was flying high at St Anne’s GAA Club in Bohernabreena on Saturday, after Tallaght Community Council (TCC) presented the flag to the club, with the flag serving as a reminder of the area’s past, present and future.

The flag features a green triangle, in recognition of Tallaght’s agricultural heritage and the greenspaces that are an ever-present feature of the area, a red deer which harks back to a deer park that was in the area in the 17th century, and three blue stars – to represent Tallaght’s past, present and future.

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Juvenile players and club officials join in the ceremony

Springfield man Seos Ó Colla, who is also a member of the Tallaght Historical Society, designed the flag, and the historical society said the flag “is intended to be a symbol of identity for the Tallaght area and is a true cross-community effort”.

St Anne’s is the latest of a number of local institutions, including The Dragon Inn and Molloys, that proudly fly the Tallaght Unity Flag.

Liz Kennedy from TCC told The Echo: “The atmosphere was great. The club were very enthusiastic about the flag and they were very proud to fly it.

“We gave them a large flag for them to fly on the pole outside the club, and we also gave them a small flag to bring with them when they play away matches.

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Liz Kennedy, Chair of Tallaght Commnity Council; Anne Hanrahan, Tallaght Historical Society; Tony Hayes, St Anne's GAA Club; Cllr Teresa Costello; Tara DeBuitlear, Tallaght Community and Óisín Crenier at the presentation of the Tallaght Unity Flag to St Anne’s GAA Club

“It was lovely – the atmosphere was unbelievable.”

The Tallaght Unity Flag was launched in August 2017, after it was created and designed over a ten-year period.

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