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Kerry, Ireland

Last modified: 2009-05-18 by rob raeside
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[Kerry GAA team flag] by Rick Prohaska, 1 November 2005
Source: Outpost Flags

A green and yellow vertical bicolour with a centred shield, bearing a black shield with a golden harp above a castle.  The name KERRY is arched above, and Ciarrai below.

This "county flag" is used by supporters of Gaelic Athletics (Gaelic Football, Hurling etc.) teams. There are as many versions of these as there are manufacturers, and none of these have official status. What is consistent is the county colours. The device on the centre is the unofficial arms used by the town of Longford until 1978 when they got a proper grant of arms (I believe it is based on the arms of Lord Longford).
Laurence Jones, 2 November  2005

I'd like to make one point regarding Kerry's county colors, the gold color is just that, it's a rich golden yellow, not the bight yellow seen on most websites. I've seen this consistently in flags flown within Kerry and on a number of items of sports memorabilia since the colors are based on the county's Gaelic football (peil ghaelach) team uniform.
Brian Ellis, 18 January 2009


[Ballyheigue flag] image by Brian Ellis, 18 January 2009

I'd like to introduce the flag of of Ballyheigue, County Kerry (Baile Uí Thaidhg, Contae Chiarraí). It's a simple vertical bicolor of a black square at the hoist and an orange square in the fly. This flag is only used during GAA sporting events when it can be found everywhere in Ballyheigue, hanging from lampposts, house windows, flagpoles sticking out of house windows, etc.
Brian Ellis, 18 January 2009