Teaching Resources

Information, videos, links and more

About the Teaching Resources

Every year, the Foundation works with the Irish Independent to publish an annual supplement that includes updates on our activities, highlights of what our registered schools have been doing to celebrate the Irish Flag and its message, and educational and learning resources relating to the Flag and its history. 

Included in the annual supplement are lesson plans created by the History Teachers Association of Ireland. The lesson plans, along with other teaching resources, can be found here

The supplements in full can be found here

The order form for our 2022 Irish Independent Supplement can be found HERE.


Additionally, you can order them online at schools.independent.ie Or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


did you have fun with the FLAG DAY QUIZ from the pack this year?

for a printable pdf FLAG DAY QUIZ download Download here and for answers see below!

  1. 7th march 1848
  2. 33 The Mall, Waterford City
  3. The 69th Regiment of The Irish Brigade – The Fighting Irish
  4. The Battle of Fredericksburg, Maryland, September 1862
  5. Governor of the Montana Territory
  6. John Mitchel, Young Irelander
  7. Article 7 “ The National Flag is a tricolour of Green, White and Orange” Bunreacht na hÉireann, Constitution of Ireland.
  8. President John F. Kennedy
  9. The Washington Monument
  10. Reverend Michael Cavanagh, Church of Ireland Priest-in-Charge of the Kenmare and Dromod Union
  11. The National Flag first flew at Croke Park for the All Ireland Football final on December 17th 1916 Wexford Vs Mayo.
  12. When displayed on a platform the national flag should be above and behind the speaker’s desk.
  13. Since the 101st anniversary of the Easter Rising 13th April 2017.
  14. Prospect Flags
  15. The Irish tricolour was raised for the first time at the Olympic Games in July 1928 when Dr. Pat O’Callaghan became the first citizen of an Independent Ireland to win a gold medal in the hammer event at the games in Amsterdam.
  16. Niall Horan
  17. An Irish tricolour travelled to the moon and back on board the spacecraft America in December 1972.
  18. The first Irish tricolour was planted at the South Pole by Mike Barry in 2004. (98 years earlier another Kerryman Tom Crean flew a forerunner to the tricolour, on his sled on the Discovery Expedition in 1902)
  19. The National Flag should never be defaced by placing slogans, logos, lettering or pictures of any kind on it, for example at sporting events.
  20. Packie Bonner, Henry Shefflin, Niamh Briggs, Colm Cooper, Sanita Puspure, Cora Staunton, Zak Moradi and many more https://tfmfoundation.ie/about/our-supporters/our-board