Flag of Merioneth

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Flag of Merioneth
Flag of Merionethshire.svg
Proportion 3:5
Adopted 2 January 2015
Design Blue, with three white goats rampant,
a quarter sun with rays in the bottom hoist.
Designed by Historic
The flag of the county of Merioneth in the hands of the Mayor of the county town, Dolgellau, Delwyn Evans, left and Councillor Ray Stubbs.

The Flag of Merioneth is the county flag of Merionethshire, adapted from the seal used by the former council. This in turn derived from the description of a banner borne by the men of Merioneth at the Battle of Agincourt, in the 17th-century poem of the same name by Michael Drayton. Here he wrote of “three goats dancing 'gainst a rising sun"; the shield was blue, the sun golden and the goats white. Speculation regarding this unusual arrangement suggests a connection with Cader Idris, where goats browsed and behind which the sun rose. The flag therefore both maintains a theme associated with Merioneth for six centuries and is also a highly distinctive design – no other flag features a sun in this position and the arrangement is uniquely Merioneth. It was registered by the Flag Institute in January 2015.

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