1916 Lapel Ribbon Medal


Our 1916 Lapel Ribbon Active Service Medal presentation set will be greatly appreciated by anybody with an interest in the tumultuous events of Easter 1916, or a family connection to the Rising.

Its design is inspired by the 1916 Active Service Medal that was commissioned by the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland, Eamon de Valera in 1941, to mark the 25th anniversary of the Rising. Those medals were presented to some 2,500 activists who served in the fight for Irish independence at the time.

It is a fitting souvenir of those momentous events, as Ireland took major steps towards becoming a republic.

1916 Lapel Ribbon Features include:

  • Design inspired by original medals, and updated to mark the centenary
  • Metal-cast medal
  • Tricolour ribbon and brooch pin, allowing it to be worn with pride
  • Attractive presentation box and inlay
  • 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
  • Framed 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.