Erin Go Bragh Stick Flag
Erin Go Bragh stick flag, classic harp design on Emerald Green background.
"Erin go Bragh" is the Anglicization of the Irish "Éire go Brách", or possibly "Éireann go Brách," and means "Ireland Forever." The phrase's origins may come from a Scottish song from the 19th century entitled "Erin-go-Bragh." This phrase was used to show Irish nationalism by 1847, when a group of Irish soldiers fighting with the U.S. Army in the U.S. - Mexican war deserted and joined the Mexican side. These soldiers of "Saint Patrick's Battalion," as they called themselves, flew a similar flag to this one as their standard.