January 1st - Flag raising ceremony in Dublin Castle
Reverend Michael Cavanagh (CoI), chair of the Thomas Francis Meagher Foundation which promotes Pride in and Respect for the Irish Flag and its meaning for Peace, welcomed the Flag raising ceremony in Dublin Castle.
The 2016 Programme of commemorative events began on Friday 1st January in Dublin Castle. A symbol of peace and reconciliation, the National Flag of Ireland, was raised at Dublin Castle with the President in attendance
The Irish flag was raised at the first official state ceremony for 2016. With the assistance of the Foundation the flag used in this ceremony was previously flown over 33 the Mall in Waterford where Thomas Meagher first flew a tricolour in 1848.