The small town just south of the border where I live is currently festooned with the flags of many nations as part of the Saint Patrick's Weekend celebrations. While out and about this morning, I saw along with lots of Irish tricolours, the flags of, for example, Estonia, Lithuania, Denmark, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Poland, France, Spain.... even bizarrely Cuba!
I've noticed this before and I think it's quite bizarre: there's no Union Jack - not that I can see, anyway. Could other people check around their towns? Are there many international flags flying and if so, is the flag of our nearest neighbour amongst them? Or is this just a hardline, border thing?