An outdoor nylon historical flag also called the starry plough flag. This was flown during the Easter Uprising in Ireland in 1916. Screen printed nylon with canvas header and grommets for mounting.
The original Starry Plough was unveiled in 1914 and flown over the Imperial Hotel by the Irish Citizen Army during the 1916 Easter Rising. The flag depicts part of the constellation of Ursa Major, known as The Plough in Ireland and Britain, one of the most prominent features of the night sky over the Northern Hemisphere throughout the year. The 1916 flag is on display at the National Museum, Collins Barracks, in Dublin. James Connolly, co-founder of the Irish Citizen Army with Jack White, said the significance of the banner was that a free Ireland would control its own destiny from the plough to the stars.