Fancy flying the Tallaght flag outside your business or club?

FLY the flag for your hometown and purchase a Tallaght Unity flag, which is on limited offer until Friday, September 20.

The flag, which is a symbol of the area’s ‘past, present and future’ was first hoisted in April 2018, when it was raised outside the Dragon Pub in Tallaght Village.

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TheTallaght Unity flag flying at The Dragon 

The flag, which was designed by Springfield resident Seos Ó Colla, has a number of elements – including three blue, eight pointed stars, that represent Tallaght’s past, present and future.

The green strip represents the Tallaght mountains and the area’s parks and fields while the red deer symbolizes the Deer Park that was once owned by the families of Old Bawn House in the 17th century.

There is also the mythological association of the deer with Fionn Mac Cumhaill and his son Óisin, who have links to Glenasmole.

Tallaght flag St AnnesThe Tallaght flag being handed over to St Anne's GAA Club 

The flag is now flying outside a number of local businesses and clubs, including The Dragon, Molloys in Tallaght Village and St Anne’s GAA Club in Bohernabreena.

The flag has also been taken ‘on tour’ by a number of local groups and is a feature of community events, such as Tallafest.

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The Tallaght  Unity flag at a recent Heritage Week walk 

The flag was adopted by the Tallaght Historical Society, which now works alongside Tallaght Community Council (TCC) in promoting and flying the Tallaght Unity flag.

Members of the public are being offered the chance to purchase their own Tallaght Unity Flag to fly outside their business or club, or to use at community events. 

A large flag (6ft x 3ft with eyelets) costs €90 while a smaller flag (3ft hemmed) is available for €45.

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Fran Warrell, of Molloys, with Rosie, Richard Molloy, Bridie and former Tallaght Person of the Year, Sinead Tighe

This is a limited offer running until 5pm on Friday, September 20, with flags available in mid-October for collection.

Those interested can drop into The Echo office (beside Lidl) on Main Street, Tallaght, to order their flag.

Only orders fully paid can be processed.

For further details visit the Tallaght Community Council Facebook page.

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