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Title

Royal Irish Regiment

Object Name

Tunic

Maker

Jennens & Co (buttons) (Primary maker)
Jennens & Co (buttons) (artist)

Date Made

c. 1857 - 1868
c. 1857 - 1868

Place Made

England: London
London

Description

This tunic was worn by a field officer or Major of the Royal Irish Regiment. It is fashioned from red cloth with black cuffs. The stand up collar has two widths of gold lace, separated by a black band and embroidered with the star rank badge. On the left shoulder there is a twisted cord strap with gilt button. The cuffs are round with a vertical flap decorated with lace. On the tail are two more lace outlined flaps, piped in white. There are pockets in each tail and one pocket in the right hand side waist seam. There is white quilted lining on on the body. The gilt lace shows a shamrock pattern. The buttons are also gilt and are insribed on "VIRTUTIS NAMURENSIS PRIMUS" on a crowned ribbon. Inside this is a harp and along the bottom of the button face a spray of shamrock.

Materials

cloth & gilt

Place Collected

Northern Ireland: County Antrim: Belfast
Belfast

Catalogue Number

BELUM.O64.1937

Copyright

National Museums NI