Free War of Independence commemorative medals for Longford households

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of the War of Independence, The Dublin Mint Office, part of the Samlerhuset Group, has launched a commemorative War of Independence Centenary Medal. The medal is available for free to members of the public.

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The medal depicts an image of the Garden of Remembrance on one side, and Hibernia, the personification of Ireland, on the other. The image of Hibernia is based on original 19th century Irish coinage. The Garden of Remembrance, which is presented as a photographic image on the medal, was selected to feature due to its dedication to the memory of all those who gave their lives in the cause of Irish freedom.  

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Daniel Penney, Managing Director, of the Dublin Mint Office, said: “In the centenary year of the start of the War of Independence we are honoured to be commemorating all of those who gave everything they had in the fight for Irish freedom. The War of Independence still remains one of the most significant events in Irish history. The Dublin Mint Office is delighted to be able to announce the release of the War of Independence Centenary Medal.”

The Dublin Mint Office has previously released a number of commemorative medals celebrating Irish history. Medals commemorating the Easter Rising and the seven signatories of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic were released in 2016, to mark 100 years since the rising. More recently a Michael Collins medal was released to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the end of the Irish Free State in 1937 and the establishment of the new state of Ireland.

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Those who request the free medal will do so with no further commitments.

The medal is available for free to members of the public at

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