Visit to Ireland Medal 1900
Obverse and reverse of the medal
Awarded forPolice duty during the Royal visit
Presented bythe United Kingdom
Total2,285 medals

Ribbon bar
RelatedVisit to Ireland Medals:
Visit to Ireland Medal 1903
Visit to Ireland Medal 1911
Jubilee Medal:
Queen Victoria Police Jubilee Medal

Queen Victoria's Commemoration Medal 1900 (Ireland),[1] more commonly referred to as the Visit to Ireland Medal 1900, was awarded to those members of the Irish Police Forces on duty at Queen Victoria’s various engagements during her visit to Ireland in 1900.

Film of the Queen's Dublin visit
Film of the Queen's Dublin visit

Queen Victoria made a formal visit to Dublin between 3 and 27 April 1900. During this time she drove in state through the decorated streets of the city and carried out a number of official engagements. These included a celebration in Phoenix Park attended by 30,000 school children from across Ireland, and a review of troops from the Curragh garrison.[2]

Criteria

Following the example of the Queen Victoria Police Jubilee Medal, awarded for the Golden (1887) and Diamond (1897) Jubilees, a medal was sanctioned for award to those members of the Royal Irish Constabulary and the Dublin Metropolitan Police who were on duty at engagements during Queen's visit.[2] Additionally, members of the Civil Service Staffs of both Police Forces who were on duty at Dublin Castle during the visit received the medal.[3]
A total of 2,285 medals were awarded.[2]

Description

The medal is bronze for all ranks, 1.4 inches (36 mm) in diameter and has a plain straight ribbon bar.[4]

References

  1. ^ "Official title of Visit to Ireland Medal: London Gazette: 22 April 1921, issue: 32300, page:3184".
  2. ^ a b c d e Cole, Howard N. Coronation and Royal Commemorative Medals. pp. 15-17. Published J. B. Hayward & Son, London. 1977.
  3. ^ a b "Terms of award were notified in the Royal Irish Constabulary Lists".
  4. ^ a b c John W. Mussell, editor. Medal Yearbook 2015. p. 282 Published Token Publishing Limited, Honiton, Devon. 2015.
  5. ^ "Order of wear: London Gazette: 22 April 1921, issue: 32300, page:3184".