Irish Shield Patch Embroidered with heat seal iron on backing for easy application Measuring Size: 2.75x2.75 inches.
The flag of Ireland is embroidered over this shield shaped patch. 100% embroidery work on it, with quality stitchings. White border around the patch to ensure you can sew it on to your leather as well since ironing on is really not an option on leather.
If you're from Ireland or have Irish ancestors, you may want to show off your love of the Emerald Isle with this Irish Shield Flag Patch. The patch takes the traditional Irish flag and puts it on a shield with 'Irish' above it. This brightly colored patch stands out on just about anything, and it will add a bit of color to what might otherwise be a dull jacket or vest.
The national flag of Ireland is split into three horizontal stripes. The left one is green, the middle is white, and the right side is orange. It's called the Irish tricolour as well. While the flag doesn't have an official meaning set out in the Irish Constitution, the colors do have unofficial meanings. Green is for the Gaelic history and tradition of Ireland. Orange stands for the followers of William of Orange, who ruled Ireland and England as King William III. The white stripe stands for the peace between these two radically different people and traditions.
The flag was created by a group of French women who supported Ireland and its struggle for independence. The flag was given to Thomas Francis Meagher in 1848, but it wasn't considered the flag of Ireland until 1916. The flag may have been inspired by the French Tricolour flag or by the Newfoundland Tricolour. It became the official flag of the Irish Republic in 1919 and was used as its standard in the war of independence. Subsequent Irish governments continued to use it.
This flag patch measures 2.75 by 2.75 and can be ironed or sewn on to your clothing. The Cheap Place offers many in stock patches like this one for decorating your clothing or repairing rips.