Irish Volunteer Commemorative Organisation Memorabilia on Display

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Hello all,

We have been asked to put up more pictures of memorabilia that we have on display around the country. Please see the pictures below. These include Irish volunteer cap badges, Irish war of Independence medals, 1916 Rising medals, also firearms of the period. Do not forget that we will have a display and lecture on in Cork city on July 8. See

1916 Rising medal cased and volunteer badge

1916 Rising Armband

IRA broom handle” peter the painter” c 96 mauser with but extension

cumann na mban brooch and cap badge

door handle GPO 1916 rising

Irish Volunteers Dublin Brigade cap Badge

IRA Prisoners fund badge

IRA black and tan medal with comrac bar and volunteer badge

IRA thompson sub- machine guns

IRA Volunteers “peter the painter”

IRA webley revolver

irish volunteer belt buckle

Irish volunteer c 96 broom handle

irish volunteer cap badge white metal

Irish volunteer cap badge

Irish volunteer cap badges

Irish volunteer insignia

Irish volunteer rifle lee enfield

irish volunteer rifle

irish volunteer trefoil

limerick brigade cap badge

mayo brigade cap badge

tipperary brigade cap badge

irish volunteer rifle

1916 Rising armband printed

Dublin Boys League 1916 Medal

Irish Citizen Army cap badge & cyphers

Irish volunteers Cork Brigade cap badge

Kevin Barry Lock of hair and Memorial card

Na Fianna Medal

Oglaig na hEireann cert

Terence Macswiney Padraig Pearse Thomas Ashe Medals

Wolfe Tone medal

Clare brigade cap badge

Irish Volunteer with Clare cap Badge


  1. Shane O'Dochartaigh February 3, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    An informative and well constructed site. Very enjoyable looking through the items.
    On a different matter I am looking for a replacement suspension bar for a 1916 rising service medal. I am the very proud owner of a 1916 service medal, through family, but unfortunately somewhere in the distant past he medal became detached from the ribbon, stitching parted. Anyway the suspension bar was lost. I have the original ribbon with the medal but would like to fully restore the medal if at all possible. At the moment I am using a Tan service medal (Non comrac) suspension bar but it isn’t quite right. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    S O’Dochartaigh.

  2. Hugh Keane November 2, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    I would appreciate any advice on how do to date Irish Volinteer/Army FF cap badges. I have several FF cap badges made from blackened brass or bronze. None are marker marked but all look pre 1960’s in manufacture. Thanks Hugh

  3. Paul Pepper May 5, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    Dear Sirs,
    I have been onto the Department of Defence to have a 1916 medal replaced.
    They are not willing to replace it and have sent me a certificate instead as they
    say they want to protect the intrinsic of the medal. I want the medal replaced
    and was wondering if any members of this society have any ideas on the matter. Is
    it also possible to join this society.

    Kind regards

    Paul Pepper

  4. Murf October 21, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    some great stuff in here, ive been tryin to get pictures of these rare items for a while. how would i get my hands on one of those beautiful 1916 armbands.?

    keep up the good work.

    • Paul Pepper May 5, 2012 at 5:09 pm

      there are copies on auction sites but the real ones are in excess of 850 euros.

  5. Pat O'Hagan July 13, 2011 at 10:26 pm



    Could you send me the images of the sword as i would like to establish if it is the same as other IV weaponry from this time period and if it was used in any conflicts as some of these were just for dress.

    Thanks Pat

    My email address is

  6. Cathy Donnelly Wetmiller July 7, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    Dear Sirs,
    I was unable to use the “contact” link on your home page, so I am commenting here.
    I have a sword, owned by my great-grandfather, Patrick Leonard. It is inscribed: FRANCIS BANNERMAN
    501 BROADWAY

    Presented to
    Lieut Patrick Leonard
    By the members of
    Co. 2nd Regt. Inf.
    Irish Volunteers
    Oct. 24th, 1913″.
    Do you know of anyone who is able to appraise this item? I have photos. Do you have any records of your members which would give me further information on Patrick Leonard? Do you know of any IV commemorative groups in the United States?
    Thank you.

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