Ireland - Tri Color - $10.00
Ireland - Harp - $10.00
Ireland - 4 Province - $10.00
Ireland - Irish Regiment -$10.00
Ireland - Ulster - $10.00
Scotland - St. Andrew's - $10.00
Scotland - Rampant Lion -$10.00
Isle of Man - Triskelion - $10.00
Wales -Y Ddraig Goch -$10.00
England- St. George's - $10.00
Asturias - Cruz de la Victoria -Not Avail
Brittany - Gwen ha Du - $10.00
Cornwall - St. Piran's Cross - $10.00
Galicia - Civil - $20.00
Galicia - State - $20.00
Galicia - Swabian Dynasy - $20.00
Galicia - National - $20.00
Much of the information below has been gleened from:
FOTW Flags Of The World website at http://flagspot.net/flags/
and other historical sources.
Ireland - Tri Color
The Tri-colour, the national flag of Ireland, represents the native Irish Gaelic clans of Ireland with Green, the settlers of the Ulster plantation with Orange and peace between the two with White. The flag was inspired by the tri-colour of the French Revolution. Originally it was the Sinn Fein flag and was adopted as the national flag, replacing the Green Flag (with Gold Harp), when Sinn Fein won the General election in 1922.
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Ireland - Erin Go Bragh
Irish-American "Ireland Forever" - Variations were widely used by the Irish batallions fighting during the American civil-war. The flag depicts the ancient Irish goddess Eire [Air-ra] incorporated into the national Irish emblems of the harp and shamrocks.
It originated from The Green Flag which was the unofficial national flag from 1798 until the early years of the 20th century. A gold harp on a blue field (the Presidential Standard) was the arms of Ireland since the 16th century, but the United Irishmen changed the colour of the field from blue to green - the colour that symbolised revolution in the late 18th century. Leaves, branches and 'liberty' trees were frequently employed as republican emblems at the time.
The Green Flag was widely carried during the rebellion of 1798 - often with the motto of the United Irishmen, 'Éire go brách' or 'Erin go Bragh' ('Ireland forever'), below the harp.
The Green Flag quickly won popular acceptance as the national flag of Ireland. It was used by the followers of Daniel O'Connell, by the Fenians (for the most part), and by the supporters of Home Rule from the time of Parnell until the collapse of the Irish Parliamentary Party in 1918. Popular rejection of the flag at that point can be partly attributed to its use by the British army in recruitment campaigns during the First World War.
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Ireland - The Four Provinces flag
The "Four Provinces Flag", occasionally appears as a kind of substitute national flag with an All-Ireland tone. It consists of one flag composed of the four provincial flags of Ireland (clockwise, from upper left: Ulster, Munster, Leinster,Connacht). The four historical Irish provinces are not administrative divisions, and never were. Nowadays, though, they are sometimes used as convenient divisions of the country.
A yellow flag with a red cross, bearing a white shield charged with the red hand of Ulster, is a banner of the arms of the traditional province of Ulster. Sometime after Northern Ireland was formed as a separate self-governing entity in 1922 it adopted arms based on, but not the same as, Ulster, with which it is not coterminous (three of Ulster's nine counties being in the Republic). Presumably the Northern Irish arms were deliberately made more "British" with the addition of the crown and the changing of field to make it look like the St. George's cross. Interestingly, when these arms were displayed on a flag badge in the Governor of Northern Ireland's flag, the disc was yellow, not the customary white.
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Scotland - St. Andrew's Cross
St. Andrew was one of Christ's disciples and legend has it he was active in Scythia, and crucified on a cross with diagonal beams. His remains were preserved, and by legend, Constantine wanted to remove them to Constantinople. A Greek monk was warned by an angel of this intent, and instructed to take them to the ends of the Earth. This he did, until he was shipwrecked in Scotland.
By tradition the flag is based on a saltire-cross of St Andrew
which appeared in the form of clouds in the sky above a battle between the
Scots and the Saxons. This encouraged the Scots to victory and ever since
the 'sky-blue' flag with a white saltire has been the national flag.
3X5 - $10.00
Scotland - The Rampant Lion/The Royal Arms of Scotland
The old Scottish flag is still valid. Strictly speaking, it should only be used by Her Majesty the Queen in her capacity as Queen of Scots. In actuality, it tends to be used as a second national flag.
3X5 - $10.00
Isle of Man/Manx, Mannin, Ellan Vannin
The Isle of Man is an island between Ireland and Britain.
The earliest representations of the triskelion (from the Greek "three-legged")
were found in prehistoric rock carvings in northern Italy. It also appears
on Greek vases and coins from the 6th and 8th centuries BC., and was revered
by Norse and Sicilian peoples. The Sicilian version has a representation of
the head of Medusa in the center. The Manx people believe that the triskelion
came from Scandinavia. According to Norse mythology, the triskelion was a
symbol of the movement of the sun through the heavens.'
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Wales/Cymru - Y Ddraig Goch (The Red Dragon)
Y Ddraig Goch is the national flag of Wales. The white-over-green field is in the livery colours of the Tudors, the Welsh dynasty that once sat on the English throne. Conventional wisdom is that the 'draco' standards of the Romans were adopted by the Britons. A dragon was the standard of a Roman cohort which was a tenth of a legion. After the Romans left Britain and with the invasions of the Anglos and Saxons, the ancient Britons and their dragon symbol was pushed back towards the Cambria mountain range of Wales.
3X5 - $10.00
St. George's Cross
The St George's Cross, a red cross on a white background, is the national flag of England and was adopted for the uniform of English soldiers during the military expeditions by European powers to recapture the Holy Land from Muslims (Crusades of the eleventh, twelfth and thirteenth centuries), and on or about 1277 it officially became the national flag of England. After the personal union of England with Scotland a British Flag was created in 1606, initially for maritime display; however, the flag of England (as opposed to the United Kingdom) remains St George's Cross, and continues to be used when showing allegiance to England alone; primarily nowadays at events such as international football and rugby union competitions. Saint George is the patron saint of England, and various other countries and regions
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Asturias - The Victory Cross
The flag of the Principality of Asturias, in the north of Spain is light blue with a cross called Cruz de la Victoria (Cross of Victory) which is a jewel crossm kept in the Cathedral at Oviedo, the capital city of the region. The Cross of Victory is a cross botonny or cross trefly, heraldically speaking, which bears the Greek letters alpha and omega, from Christ's "I am the alpha and the omega, the beginning and the end".
Flag differs from picture shown as it has a heraldic Coat of Arms behind the cross.
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Brittany (Bretagne)- Gwen ha Du/Breton Flag
The French Region of Brittany uses the modern Breton flag
(Gwen ha Du).
Cornwall - St. Piran's Cross
The Cornish flag in use today is a white upright cross centred on a black field, and is referred to as the St. Piran's (or Pirran's) cross. St. Piran was apparently a 6th Century holy man who floated across to Cornwall from Ireland on a millstone. He became patron saint of the tin miners of Cornwall, and in due course of Cornwall itself, with 5th March being celebrated as his Saint's day.
Galicia - Civil flag
Based on the reverse of the St. Andrews Naval Flag
3'x5' - $20
Galicia - State flag
This is the "state" flag of Galicia in Spain, starting in the Franco era, consisting of the "civil" flag (argent, a bend azure) charged with the regional coat of arms (azure, a chalix bearing the eucharistic bread, between two pales of three crosslets argent each, itself under another crosslet; royal crown, closed with five half-arches and padded red).
3'x5' - $20.00
5th-6th Century Swabian Dynasty of Galicia
Starting in 407ad a group of German Swabians took over the
region of Galicia in NW Spain from the Roman Empire and ruled the region for
almost 200 years until the era of the Visigoth Dynasty of King Leovigild in
This region was the first fuedal kingdom of Europe and united the Celtic tribes of Galicia. The flag was abandoned by decree in 1599.
Swabian Dynasty Flag - $20.00
National Galician Flag
First adopted in the 13th century from the Galician Coat of Arms, this flag depicts The Holy Grail, which was thought to have been kept at Finisterre, Galicia before later being hidden in Brittanica. The Flag was evolved thru the 15th century to add the 7 crosses. As a christian symbol The Grail held the Blood of Christ, but as a pagan symbol it represents the sun setting into the sea off the west coast of Hispania on the peninsula of Finisterre, (the end of land), truly a sight to be seen.
National Flag of Galicia - $20.00
Looking west from The End of the World
Finisterre, Galicia - Jan 2005 - Nunca Mais!
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