1916 Framed Medal


Our Framed 1916 Active Service Medal is an expertly-crafted item that will be treasured by all with an interest in Irish history or a family connection to the events of Easter 1916.

The medal is inspired by the 1916 Active Service Medal awarded by De Valera in 1941 to some 2,500 activists who took part in the Rising.

It is a fitting souvenir of that momentous and tumultuous time, as Ireland took major steps towards independence from the UK.

1916 Framed Medal Features include:

  • Design inspired by original medals, and updated to mark the centenary
  • Metal-cast medal
  • Tricolour ribbon
  • Inscription plate
  • Attractive wooden frame, 160 x 160 x 34mm
  • Glass panel
  • Can be hung on wall, or set standing freely
  • Includes bracket for wall hanging
  • Sturdy presentation box
  • Inlay card with text of Poblacht na h Eireann (The Proclamation of Independence)
  • Inlay card with story of the Rising, and story of the Medal
  • Unframed version also available (see below)

This 1916 souvenir is a fitting commemoration of the events that helped lead to the establishment of an independent Irish Republic. Irish Volunteers, along with the Citizens Army and Cumann na mBan (The Irishwomen’s Council), under the control of leaders including Padraig Pearse and James Connolly, took control of key locations in Dublin.

Following defeat, the leaders were executed by the occupying British, but they had set in motion the events leading to independence. That journey was completed in 1948 as the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) J.A. Costello declared Ireland a republic.