Unique Irish Gifts
Get in Touch!All gifts offered by Unique Irish Gifts are designed and crafted by our expert team at our workshop in County Carlow. We take great care in producing high-quality artisan gifts that we know will be an elegant embellishment to any home, no matter where it is in the world. We put particular emphasis on designing gifts that are related to momentous Irish events and occasions, and none more so than this yearâ€™s centenary commemorations of the 1916 Easter Rising.
To mark those events of 100 years ago, when Ireland rose up against the occupying British and rebel leader PÃ¡draig Pearse read the Proclamation of Independence from the bombarded GPO in the heart of Dublin, we have produced three very special souvenir items:
- Framed 1916 Active Service Medal
- 1916 Active Service Medal presentation box
- 1916 Lapel Ribbon Active Service Medal
The medals are inspired by the 1916 Active Service Medals that were commissioned by 1916 leader and future Taoiseach (Prime Minister) and President of Ireland Eamon de Valera in 1941, to mark the 25th anniversary of the Easter Rising. They were presented to some 2,500 men who took part in the Rising. Many of these original medals are still treasured heirlooms in homes right across Ireland.
Occasionally, one is offered for sale at a militaries auction, normally with a reserve price running into the thousands. Now, with an updated design to reflect the 100th anniversary of the Rising rather than the 25th, we are pleased to instead offer replica medals at just a fraction of that: