Medal Society of Ireland

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Welcome to the Medal Society of Ireland

Medal Society of Ireland

The Medal Society of Ireland was founded in 1986. The society promotes and supports the collecting and study of medals, badges, arms and armour and militaria in their various collecting forms, with a special emphasis on Irish and Irish related material. Areas covered include:

  • The disbanded and existing Irish regiments of the British Army.
  • The Militia and Volunteers in Ireland.
  • Irish individuals and units who saw service in British Empire, Commonwealth and overseas armies and civil emergency services.
  • The Royal Irish Constabulary, Dublin Metropolitan Police, Royal Ulster Constabulary and Garda Siochana.
  • The Irish Defence Forces since 1922.
  • The Civil and Emergency Services of the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.


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AGM 2015 and Lectures


The Annual General Meeting of the Medal Society of Ireland will take place at 12:00 on Saturday 5th of December at Griffith College, South Circular Road, Dublin.

This is an important meeting where our plans for next year will be outlined and members are urged to attend. A Committee Meeting will take place before the main meeting at 11:00.


A display of medals and memorabilia will be held in conjunction with the meeting and the talks that follow. Members are invited to bring some items for display. 


Talks will commence at 13:30 and there will be three speakers:


·         Michael O'Flaherty will speak on “The role of Women in the First World War”

·         Jim Herlihy will speak on “Researching your Ancestors in the R.I.C. and D.M.P.”

·         Tom O'Neill will speak on “The Battle of Clonmult”