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Ideas for Celebrating a Virtual & Socially Distant Flag Day Event

Flag Raising - outside of the school building

Keeping in mind social distance & current restrictions. A simple flag raising with some members of staff and students such as 5th & 6th years who are back in school on the 16th March.

shared as an uplifting message to your school’s community via your social media using the Hashtag #FlagDay2021.


Virtual Flag Day Ceremony

Information sheets or presentations from students or teachers of all nationalities within the school, speaking about their heritage and what their flag means to them, as well as what the symbolism of the Irish Flag means. This could feature essays, poetry, reading and music.

A Flag Day themed History Class – delivered by a student or student/s 

Topics could range from the history of the Irish Flag, the life of Thomas F. Meagher or any past years lesson plans devised by the History Teachers Association included in this pack and PDF versions available on our website.

A Flag Day themed Quiz

Designate a quizmaster and breakout into breakout into teams and host a quiz on any topics such as above. Have prizes and even wearing an old style hat could add a bit of fun.

A Flag Day themed Debate

Decide on a topic, set up two teams and an audience to judge.

A Musical Flag Day event

With music from all the different nations represented in the student body.

A Virtual Art Gallery

An online gallery slideshow featuring artwork on the Irish Flag and the Flags of all nationalities in your school community.

Whatever you decide, please have fun and use your imagination & please share any photos or videos from your day. We would love to see them tag us on social media @tfmf1848 or @thomasfmeagherfoundation #FlagDay2021 or email us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We at the Foundation alongside our partners, would stress that everyone taking part in this initiative must adhere to social distancing guidelines and restrictions currently in place by the HSE and the Government of Ireland.