Medal, sport, silver, with worn blue enamel, hurling, 1935 Báire Minnúir Fiachail (Feakle)


Medal, sport, 1935 Báire Minnúir An Fichail (Feakle). Silver medal. Obverse: Openwork circle containing shield in centre which is joined to the outer circle at four points. The central shield contains a raised circle in the centre of which is a raised harp surrounded by blue enamel which is very worn towards the right hand side. There is a suspension loop at the top. Reverse: An inscription is engraved around the circular perimeter starting at the base and continuing around the edge almost to the beginning. The inscription is very worn and is impossible to read towards the beginning, “…b An Chláir 1935 Báire Minnúir An Fiachail. Three hallmarks occur in the space between beginning and end of inscription

This medal was won by Andrew McDowell of Feakle, Co. Clare. Andrew McDowell was a carpenter by trade, trained in this craft by Thomas Dooley of Feakle. Andrew later emigrated to Canada, staying with one of his Carey aunts, but later returned. Andrew lived in Dublin but paid frequent visits to his brothers and sisters.

The donor received the medal from his aunt, Mairead McDowell Donnelly, sister of original winner and recipient, Andrew McDowell.

Category: Medallion/Badge

2008.0010 (5626)