I have a small collection of war and commemorative medals from around the world and I am aware of the history of almost all of them.
One, however remains a mystery to me. It is all the more frustrating given that it is Irish and was found in my parents' house following their deaths a couple of years ago.
Any help with identification of the medal would be very much appreciated and any stories or anecdotes about Irish medals in the possession of other posters would also be interesting.
I think the inscription, although phrased a little oddly, is legible enough in the pic below but note that what looks like a small scratch at the bottom is actually the words 'An Iodail an Tir a deanta' in the smallest writing I have ever seen.