List of flags used in Northern Ireland
This is a list of flags used in Northern Ireland.
These are the flags used by the British Government and the monarch in Northern Ireland.
Local government flags
| || || Ensign of the Royal Ulster Yacht Club. || The blue ensign defaced with the Red Hand of Ulster and St Edward's Crown.|
| || Since 1264 || The Flag of Ulster is used to represent the traditional province of Ulster. || A red cross on a golden field. The arms of the historic province of Ulster is a composite achievement, combining the heraldic symbols of two of that province’s best known families; namely the cross of de Burgo and the dexter hand of O Neill(Ua Néill, later Ó Néill) Kings of Ailech and Tír Eoghan.|
| || Since 1780s || St Patrick's Saltire, also known as the Cross of St Patrick, represents Saint Patrick; the patron saint of Ireland. It was a flag used to represent all of Ireland as a component of the UK, and accordingly appears as part of the Union Flag. It is used by some unionists, the Church of Ireland on an all-Ireland basis and is incorporated into symbols and emblems of various organisations and bodies throughout Ireland. || A red saltire on a white field.|
| || Since 1919 || Flag of Ireland was originally designed to represent all of Ireland, but is currently only the official flag of the Republic of Ireland. Often seen flying from lampposts and homes in nationalist areas of Northern Ireland.|| A Tricolour, with three equal vertical bands of green (hoist side), white and orange. The Flag is a metaphor for the peace, equality and co-operation (white) between Catholics (green) and Protestants (orange).|
| || Since 1893 || The Sunburst flag is based on the flag of mythological warriors the Fianna. Used by nationalists. || Blue background with an orange sun showing partially in the bottom right corner.|
| || Since 1930s || The starry plough flag succeeded the starry plough banner; the flag used to represent Irish nationalist socialism. Used by socialists, trade unionists and nationalists. || Light blue background and white stars.|
| || || Flag of a proposed independent Ulster nation. Used by Ulster nationalists, although it has now been adopted as an Ulster-Scots flag. || St Patrick's Saltire on a navy blue background, defaced with a golden six pointed star representing the six counties of Northern Ireland containing the red hand of Ulster.|
| || || Flag of the Ulster Volunteer Force. Often seen flying from lampposts and homes in loyalist areas. || Similar to Boyne Standard. Purple background with orange border and English flag in the canton and a UVF emblem in the lower right-hand corner. The letters"U.V.F." and "1912" are shown diagonally in the centre of the flag.|
| || || Flag of the Ulster Defence Association. Often seen flying from lampposts and homes in loyalist areas. || Light blue background with red border and UDA emblem on the left-hand side and the words "ULSTER DEFENCE ASSOCIATION" on the right-hand side.|
| || || Flag of the Ulster Freedom Fighters. Often seen flying from lampposts and homes in loyalist areas. || Black background with yellow border and UFF emblem in the centre.|
| || || Flag of the Loyalist Volunteer Force. Often seen flying from lampposts in LVF strongholds such as Ballycraigy. || Black background with white border and LVF emblem in the centre with three of the six counties of Northern Ireland on both sides. Two yellow banner one at the top and one at the bottom, Top banner says "Loyalist Volunteer Force" and bottom says "In defence of our heritage and culture".|
GAA county colours
GAA county colours are used to represent Irish counties in the Gaelic Athletic Association's inter-county competitions, most notably the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship in Gaelic football and the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship in Hurling.