1916 Volunteers: [Kilkenny Brigade] a Martini Henry, breech loading single shot lever actuated Rifle, approx. 118cms long, mahogany stock, tarnished, otherwise good example; together with a copy of Jim Maher’s “The Flying Column – West Kilkenny 1916 – 21,” illus, cloth & d.j. (2)
Provenance: By family tradition, used during 1916 period and subsequent W.W.1. manoeuvres, to the present vendor.More details ›
War of Independence: A M1917 six round magazine five round clip fed Rifle, with GR monogram, and inscribed “B.S.A. & Co. – 1917 Sht L.E. III,” mahogany stock. As a rifle, w.a.f. (1)More details ›
1916 Rising & War of Independence: A 1901 Lee Metford Rifle, with VR monogram and inscribed “Enfield 1901, L.E.I.,” mahogany stock, as a gun, w.a.f. (1)More details ›
World War Two: A No. 4 Mk 1, Long Branch 1944 (W.W.2) issue magazine load Rifle, with magazine stock and green canvas strap. (1)More details ›
Miliaria: [War of Independence] a leather two clip ammunition carrying Pouch, with gun magazines. Unusual & Rare. (1)More details ›
Free-State Army: A rare “Vickers Ltd” Army Helmet, numbered “H8522”, c. 1927, (small size) with leather padded inset, painted black. Scarce. (1)More details ›
Irish Army: An Irish Army Brigadier General Uniform, comprising of Coat, Trousers, Shirt and Tie, the coat with brass “I.V.” buttons, gold embroidered lapels and shoulder piece. Good. (1)More details ›
The Fianna Eireann & Irish Volunteers
Byrne (Thomas J.) Volunteer. A good collection of his personal belongings from his time fighting for Ireland, including:
* His Volunteer Uniform Tunic, c. 1915, khaki wool, lined, with harp and cross decorations. V. Rare.
* His Medals including 1916 Easter Week Veterans Medal with ribbon & pin;
* War of Independence Medal with “Comhrac” bar, inscribed on rear with name and service, and original ribbon.
* His War of Independence Miniature Medal with ribbon & pin.
* His 1921-1971 Jubilee Medal, engraved on rere with name and service, ribbon and pin;
* His enamel Fianna Eireann Pin.
* His gilt ‘Claidheamh Soluis’ Pin (Bolands Mills Garrison);
* A few Irish Volunteer brass Buttons
* His Fianna Eireann Certificate of Service signed by Eamon Martin, Chief of Staff, printed in colour by Three Candles Press. Framed.
* An original Postcard Photograph “Volunteer Tom Byrne in Uniform”
* A blank Certificate of Service with H.Q. Active Service Units, War of Independence, not completed or signed. As a collection, w.a.f. framed.
A very complete and important collection, w.a.f.
Provenance: By direct descent through the Family. (1)
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Fianna Eireann & Irish Volunteers
Dublin Brigade, 4th Batt. A small but important Archive of material relating to ‘F. Coy’ 4th Batt. Dublin Brigade, and Volunteer Tom Byrne, including:
* A ledger containing manuscript details of “F.” Coy, 4th Batt. Dublin Brigade Officers and Men, July 1921, with address, 1916 service details etc.
* A small blue ledge with a list of persons to whom certificates were issued;
* A narrow ledger with membership details of Old I.R.A. 4th Batt., 1940s;
* A green ledge with minutes apparently of Old I.R.A. or Fianna Affairs, 1960s;
* A collection of documents and photos, some of Old I.R.A., parades etc., a family photo album with some good Old I.R.A. photos, a quantity of small loose photos again some of Old I.R.A. interest.
* Two photos showing Byrne in Volunteer uniform c. 1915, a good collection of his membership cards for I.R.A. Association 1916 – 23, 4th Batt. Dublin Brigade; Old Fianna, 4th Batt., 1960’s; Programme for Old I.R.A. Memorial Masses; a few Memorial Cards including one for Arthur Shields, the former Abbey Actor, and other related material.
* A collection of books and pamphlets, including “The Secret History of the Irish Volunteers” by The O’Rahilly and a selection of Records of Irish interest. All as a collection, w.a.f.
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The Wexford Volunteer & Sportsman
Murphy (Martin) An intriguing collection of Medals and other memorabilia relating to Volunteer Martin Murphy, including:
* 1916 Medal, with Miniature, his War of Independence Medal, with Miniature, both with ‘Comrac’ bar, each with ribbon and pin and in original boxes.
* Miniature prayer book Key to Heaven, with presentation inscription ‘Do Mhairtin O’Murchadha OGearoid O Beolain i bhFrangoch … 1916.
* Included also are two large original photographs of hurling teams, on which he played, ‘Emerald Isles G.F.C. 1904’ taken outside Church in Bellevue, Enniscorthy, and “Purveyors Hurling Club [Dublin,]
* An original postcard photograph of himself wearing his All-Ireland Medal & Pioneer Pin; together with the above, the collection includes a Cumann na mBan Armband, and Lapel Badge belonging to his wife Eileen Murphy, nee Walsh from Waterford. (1)
* Martin Murphy (Mairthin O’Murchadha) originally of Ballyhogue, Wexford, was a very successful sportsman before getting involved with the Volunteers. When he moved to Dublin he continued his interest in sport and won an All-Ireland Medal with Dublin. He served with the Four Courts Garrison in 1916 under Commd. Edward Daly and was later imprisoned at Frongoch.
He later married Mary Walsh of Waterford who herself was a Volunteer with Cumann na mBan. They went on to become successful in business, and owned shops and pubs in Dublin including Coman’s Rathgar.More details ›
1916 Marrowbone Lane Combatants Medal
1916 Medal: An original 1916 Rising Combatants Service Medal on original green and orange ribbon, with original box, together with an original real Irish Poplin 1916 Armband by Bergin’s.
Provenance: The recipient of the above Medal was Thomas Carty, who served under Eamon Ceannt at the S.D.U. (South Dublin Union) outpost of Marrowbone Lane. He served time also in Frongoch.More details ›
The Defence of Trinity College
During Easter Week, 1916
T.C.D.: A fine miniature silver Trophy, issued to Cadet G.J. L. Jordan, inscribed and hallmarked, and with stamp of West & Son, height 3 1/4″, one small bump otherwise in very good condition.(1)
* These trophies were issued to officers and men of the Officers Training Corps which assisted the British Army in patrolling the College and repelling Republicans during the Easter Rising 1916. The money for the cups was raised by the businesses of the immediate area, as a gesture of gratitude to the Training Corps for protecting their premises during the Rising. It is thought that no more than 150 were issued. They are now extremely scarce.More details ›
1916 Veteran’s Armband: A 1916 Veteran’s Armband, green coloured poplin with orange border & embroidered ‘1916’ with gilt thread, with elasticity fitting at ends, and with makers label at rear (Bergin’s Real Irish Poplin), a small moth hole and some wear, otherwise a very good example with gilt thread. (1)
* This 1916 Armband was the first official decoration issued to veterans of the Rising. It was awarded at a ceremony in April 1935 to mark the 19th Anniversary of the Rising. V. Rare.More details ›
Cumann na mBan: A very fine quality 9ct gold Cumann na mBan Lapel Badge, approx. 5 cms. Ex. Rare. (1)More details ›
Cumann na mBan: A very fine quality Sterling silver Cumann na mBan Lapel Badge. Good. (1)More details ›
Cumann na mBan: A very heavy and fine prison-craft white metal Cumann na mBan Collar Badge, 2 1/4″ long, cased. Scarce. (1)More details ›
Medals & Badges: A Cogadh na Saoirse (War of Independence) 1919 – 21, Medal with black and amber ribbon, Comhrac (Combat bar), and clasp, in original box. Scarce. (1)
Provenance: By direct family descent to the present vendor.More details ›
East Limerick Brigade: War of Independence Medal, an original War of Independence bronze Medal, with “Comhrac (Combat) Bar” and black and amber ribbon. (1)
Provenance: From a County Limerick Family.More details ›
Limerick Brigade: A Cogadh na Saoirse (War of Independence Medal, 1919-21), ribbon worn with loss, inscribed and numbered on reverse, as is. (1)
Provenance: Sean Neilan (345) Limerick Brigade, by descent to the present vendor.More details ›
Medal: Co. Tipperary: (3rd Tipperary Brigade) A Cogadh na Saoirse (War of Independence) Medal 1919 – 1921, with black and amber ribbon in original box, with m/ss note of recipient; together with receipt for Military Pension, as a lot. (2)
Provenance: Mr. John O’Brien, Bansha, Co. Tipperary (3rd Tipp. Brigade) to the present Vendor.More details ›