Starry Plough (original) flag

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Irish Republican Socialist collection

We have a reproduction of the original Starry Plough flag of the Irish Citizen Army size 3 feet x 5 feet.

The Starry Plough was first exhibited publicly on April 5th, 1914 at an Irish Citizen Army meeting. Early in that month the Irish Worker reported on this demonstration and noted that "a large number of the Citizen Army were in attendance, headed by a standard-bearer carrying a beautiful new poplin flag, displaying the design of the Starry Plough, the work of Mr. Megahy." The flag, which was much admired at the time, became the official emblem of the I.C.A. and a source of pride for its volunteers. It's originality helped give the Citizen Army something of an identity all its own. Sean O'Casey, in 'The Story of the Irish Citizen Army' (1919), wrote: "The banner, the idea of which was given by a sympathiser, and executed by Mr. McGahey (Megahy) was generally admired, and its symbolic design of the Plough and Stars was indeed strikingly original. The tallest man in the army was selected as banner-bearer, and he was always proud of his work..."


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  • 5

    Posted by David on 12th Dec 2020

    Amazing quality flag 10/10

  • 5
    The Starry Plough a wonderful reproduction of the famous flag.

    Posted by Henry Machon on 23rd Nov 2020

    Thankyou a beautiful flag brought back & bringing back the memoies of the times when people thought Ireland was worth being so. Never mind am being political here, thanks for a lovely flag.

  • 5
    Starry Plough

    Posted by Maxwell on 1st Oct 2020

    Very good condition as always from Calton, cheers!

  • 5
    starry plough flag

    Posted by Cinaed De canntun on 22nd Apr 2020

    Thank you Calton Books I am very happy with the flag.

  • 5
    great product

    Posted by Unknown on 4th Sep 2017

    There's always quality when I buy from the bookshop.

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on 10th Apr 2017

    I ordered the original ICA flag and it came faster than expected. The quality is brilliant and the service at Calton Books is excellent.