Size of this Ireland flag patch: 6.5 x 4 cm (2.56 x 1.57 inch)
The flag of Ireland consists of three equal sized vertical stripes:
- The left stripe is green
- The middle one is white
- The right stripe is orange
The colors of the Irish flag have no official meaning, but many legends have risen to account for the colors. One of them states that the green stripe is represents catholics, the orange represents protestants and the white stripe symbolizes the peace between them.
Fact about the Ireland flag patch
There is a cocktail called the "Irish flag" which consists of 2 cc Mint spirit, 2 cc Irish cream and 2 cc Grand Marnier. The ingredients have to be poured in the above order and very gently down a long spoon so that the colored liquids won't mix together. The drink, when made, resembles the green, white and orange of the Irish flag