Royal Irish Constabulary

Medals issued to the RIC

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1903 medals struck on the occasion of King Edward VII visit to Ireland. 

In the first decade of the last century British monarchs made a total of five visits to the city of Dublin; Queen Victoria (1900), King Edward VII (1903, 1904 and 1907) and finally King George V (1911). Each of these visits was politically motivated, well orchestrated and their timing carefully planned. Cities and towns throughout the country were lavishly decorated, royal processions through urban spaces were symbolically planned. My ancestor, James TALBOT, was awarded this medal.