Young's Auctions

Lot 616

An important pair of Irish War of Independence medals. Cogad Na Saoirse, General Service Medal 1917-21, 1921-71 Survivors Medal.
Awarded to Laurence Dineen.
[General Service Medal with black & orange ribbon, COMRAC clasp, Celtic suspender, EIRE soldier. This medal with clasp was awarded to those taking part in active military operations between the Ireland Easter Uprising of 1916 to the establishment of The Irish Free State in 1921.
Survivors Medal with green, orange & black ribbon, gilt bronze smaller version of the 1921 medal, 1921-71 to reverse. This medal was awarded to those who were alive on the 50th anniversary of the truce
Laurence Dineen was a freedom fighter & was sentenced to jail for his participation in the fight for an independent Ireland.
Prosecution of Michael Walsh, David O'Kelly, Laurence Dineen, Cornelius Keane, Joseph Sheedy, Michael Moroney and Michael O'Connor; possession of revolvers and ammunition; 31st July, 1920; Carryspillane, County Limerick; David O'Kelly found not guilty and released, the remainder were found guilty and sentenced to 1 years imprisonment with hard labour each].

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Our two day first fine sale of the year includes the Margaret Bide Collection of antique textiles and art from the estate of Paul Wengraf (1894 - 1978) Austrian émigré art dealer and others including works by Giacometti, Souza, Schiele, Josef Herman, Johannes Fischer, Friedl Dicker-Brandeis; silver, jewellery, furniture, ceramics, a gentleman's collection of glass and wine related antiques.

Margaret’s passion for her subject ignited on her first day studying and never diminished. Her association with Farnham Art College, now UCA, lasted for over thirty years, as student, lecturer and finally department head. To learn more about Margaret Bide, listen to Crafts Lives on The British Sound Library 

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