1916 Medal

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1916 Medal
An Bonn 1916
IRL 1916 Medal.svg
Ribbon of the medal
Awarded by  Ireland
Eligibility Those who served in a military capacity during the week of 23 April 1916
Awarded for Service during the Easter Rising
Established 24 January 1941

The 1916 Medal is a service medal of the Republic of Ireland. Established 24 January 1941, the medal was awarded to those who rendered recognized military service during the week of 23 April 1916 during the Easter Rising.[1]


The 1916 Medal is a bronze circular medal approximately 35 mm (1.4 in) in diameter. The design replicates the official Irish Army crest, a sunburst surmounted by an 8-pointed star. The obverse of the medal bears a depiction of the death of Cúchulainn, partially surrounded by a sword belt. On the reverse is the inscription: SEAĊTAIN NA CÁSCA 1916, which translates to "Easter Week 1916". The medal is suspended from a ribbon of half green and half orange, the green to the wearers right. At the top of the ribbon is a suspension bar from which the ribbon hangs bearing an interlaced Celtic design.[2]

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  1. ^ "THE 1916 MEDAL" (PDF). Military Archives. Defence Forces Ireland. Retrieved 30 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "Medals of the Irish Defence Forces" (PDF). Irish Defence Forces. October 2010. Retrieved 30 June 2016.