Roscommon flag spotted flying above the crowd at Glastonbury

By Fiona Frawley

June 26, 2023 at 12:41pm


G'wan the Rossies.

As over 200,000 people descended upon the fields of Somerset for Glastonbury last weekend, there was a little piece of home displayed proudly among the crowds to help Irish festival goers feel at ease.

For many, the most exciting thing about Glastonbury isn't the acts that take the Pyramid Stage or the afterparties in the woods, it's the creative genius that comes to life in the form of the massive flags seen flying above the crowds.

Some of the highlights from this year:

The infamous Come Dine With Me whisk moment, via Twitter/Phil Clifton.

Kat Slater as a total flag, via Twitter/Emily Peck 

A Kendall in the Wind, via Twitter/Nicola Oakley 

All great, obviously, but there's nothing quite like turning around and seeing the blue and yellow of Roscommon billowing in the south-west England breeze.


The flag was seen during a set by Guns & Roses on Saturday evening, at which point the Roscommon Herald issued a callout to find out who was flying it.


The wielder of the county colours has since gotten in touch with the publication and identified herself as Sarah Morahan from Ballinagare. She attended the festival with a friend from Galway and told the Roscommon Herald she was delighted her flag had been spotted among the thousands of people at the event.

Header image via Roscommon Herald/Getty 


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