JOHNSTOWN RANGERS, CO. WEXFORD, LATE 18TH C IRISH YEOMANRY SHOULDER BELT PLATE  Oval, originally silver plate on copper (plating virtually all polished away, only minor traces remaining), crowned Maid of Erin harp engraved at centre dividing the Royal ''G - R'' cipher, date 1796 engraved in the field below the harp, twin ribbons above and below bearing the regimental title ''Johnstown Rangers'', twin hooks and pair of fixing studs to reverse, c. 1798, vertical.

JOHNSTOWN RANGERS, CO. WEXFORD, LATE 18TH C IRISH YEOMANRY SHOULDER BELT PLATE Oval, originally silver plate on copper (plating virtually all polished away, only minor traces remaining), crowned Maid of Erin harp engraved at centre dividing the Royal ''G - R'' cipher, date 1796 engraved in the field below the harp, twin ribbons above and below bearing the regimental title ''Johnstown Rangers'', twin hooks and pair of fixing studs to reverse, c. 1798, vertical.

Royal Irish Rifles original Large Victorian Button.     in Collectables, Militaria, 19th Century (1800-1899)

Royal Irish Rifles original Large Victorian Button. in Collectables, Militaria, 19th Century (1800-1899)

LARNE INFANTRY, CO. ANTRIM, LATE 18TH C IRISH VOLUNTEER INFANTRY SHOULDER BELT PLATE  Oval, cast brass, crowned Maid of Erin harp engraved at centre, twin ribbons above and below bearing the regimental title ''Larne Infantry'', single hook and pair of fixing studs to reverse, circa 1798, 2.9'' x 2.1'' (7.4 x 5.4cm) vertical approx.   The coastal town of Larne was the scene of considerable activity during the 1798 Rebellion.

LARNE INFANTRY, CO. ANTRIM, LATE 18TH C IRISH VOLUNTEER INFANTRY SHOULDER BELT PLATE Oval, cast brass, crowned Maid of Erin harp engraved at centre, twin ribbons above and below bearing the regimental title ''Larne Infantry'', single hook and pair of fixing studs to reverse, circa 1798, 2.9'' x 2.1'' (7.4 x 5.4cm) vertical approx. The coastal town of Larne was the scene of considerable activity during the 1798 Rebellion.

BANDON BOYNE YEOMANRY, IRISH VOLUNTEERS, CO. CORK, LATE 18TH CENTURY SHOULDER BELT PLATE.   Oval, cast brass, engraved with equestrian portrait of William of Orange at centre, the date ''1690'' below, legend ''Bandon Boyne Yeomanry - Glorious Memory'' around, two hooks and twin studs to reverse, 6.5'' x 3.25'' (8.5cm x 6.5cm) vertical overall approx., circa 1780.

BANDON BOYNE YEOMANRY, IRISH VOLUNTEERS, CO. CORK, LATE 18TH CENTURY SHOULDER BELT PLATE. Oval, cast brass, engraved with equestrian portrait of William of Orange at centre, the date ''1690'' below, legend ''Bandon Boyne Yeomanry - Glorious Memory'' around, two hooks and twin studs to reverse, 6.5'' x 3.25'' (8.5cm x 6.5cm) vertical overall approx., circa 1780.

THE ATTORNEY'S CAVALRY, DUBLIN, LATE 18TH C IRISH YEOMANRY OFFICER'S SILVER SHOULDER BELT PLATE  Oval, crowned Maid of Erin harp engraved at centre, dividing the letters ''A - C'', the date 1796 engraved in the field below, twin ribbons above and below bearing the motto ''Four Our King and Country'', maker's mark ''JO'' in script struck three times on the reverse, for John Osborne of Dublin (no date letter, but circa 1796)

THE ATTORNEY'S CAVALRY, DUBLIN, LATE 18TH C IRISH YEOMANRY OFFICER'S SILVER SHOULDER BELT PLATE Oval, crowned Maid of Erin harp engraved at centre, dividing the letters ''A - C'', the date 1796 engraved in the field below, twin ribbons above and below bearing the motto ''Four Our King and Country'', maker's mark ''JO'' in script struck three times on the reverse, for John Osborne of Dublin (no date letter, but circa 1796)

KILKENNY ASSOCIATION, LATE 18TH C IRISH YEOMANRY OR VOLUNTEER INFANTRY SHOULDER BELT PLATE  Oval, gilt on copper, crowned Maid of Erin harp engraved at centre, the date ''1796'' engraved in the field below the harp, twin ribbons above and below bearing the regimental title ''Kilkenny Association'', twin hooks and pair of fixing studs to reverse, c. 1798.  Novelist, Michael Banim, noted that one of the 1798 Kilkenny units paraded in a local churchyard - nicknamed the ''Tombstone Rangers''

KILKENNY ASSOCIATION, LATE 18TH C IRISH YEOMANRY OR VOLUNTEER INFANTRY SHOULDER BELT PLATE Oval, gilt on copper, crowned Maid of Erin harp engraved at centre, the date ''1796'' engraved in the field below the harp, twin ribbons above and below bearing the regimental title ''Kilkenny Association'', twin hooks and pair of fixing studs to reverse, c. 1798. Novelist, Michael Banim, noted that one of the 1798 Kilkenny units paraded in a local churchyard - nicknamed the ''Tombstone Rangers''

GALWAY MILITIA, LATE 18TH C IRISH YEOMANRY SHOULDER BELT PLATE.   Oval shoulder belt plate with crowned Maid of Erin harp to the centre surrounded by the words "Galway Militia". Single hook and pair of circular fixing studs to reverse

GALWAY MILITIA, LATE 18TH C IRISH YEOMANRY SHOULDER BELT PLATE. Oval shoulder belt plate with crowned Maid of Erin harp to the centre surrounded by the words "Galway Militia". Single hook and pair of circular fixing studs to reverse

FIRST TROOP, ROYAL DUBLIN LIGHT DRAGOONS, LATE 18TH C IRISH YEOMANRY SHOULDER BELT PLATE.   Oval, gilt on copper, crowned Maid of Erin harp engraved at centre dividing the designation ''1st'' and ''TRp'', the date ''1796'' engraved in the field below, twin ribbons above and below bearing the regimental title ''Royal Dublin Lt. Dragoons'', twin hooks and pair of fixing studs to reverse, circa 1796, 3.25'' x 2.5'' (8.3 x 6.4cm) vertical approx.

FIRST TROOP, ROYAL DUBLIN LIGHT DRAGOONS, LATE 18TH C IRISH YEOMANRY SHOULDER BELT PLATE. Oval, gilt on copper, crowned Maid of Erin harp engraved at centre dividing the designation ''1st'' and ''TRp'', the date ''1796'' engraved in the field below, twin ribbons above and below bearing the regimental title ''Royal Dublin Lt. Dragoons'', twin hooks and pair of fixing studs to reverse, circa 1796, 3.25'' x 2.5'' (8.3 x 6.4cm) vertical approx.

HEADFORT CAVALRY, CO GALWAY, LATE 18TH C IRISH YEOMANRY SHOULDER BELT PLATE.   Oval, cast brass, crowned Maid of Erin harp engraved at centre, twin ribbons above and below bearing the regimental title ''Headfort Cavalry'‘  Single hook and twin fixing studs to reverse, c. 1798, vertical.  Most certainly the Headfort of Co. Galway, and not the Ceannanas Mor (Headfort) of Co Meath, the volunteer units from which latter town during the late 18th C always titling themselves as being from…

HEADFORT CAVALRY, CO GALWAY, LATE 18TH C IRISH YEOMANRY SHOULDER BELT PLATE. Oval, cast brass, crowned Maid of Erin harp engraved at centre, twin ribbons above and below bearing the regimental title ''Headfort Cavalry'‘ Single hook and twin fixing studs to reverse, c. 1798, vertical. Most certainly the Headfort of Co. Galway, and not the Ceannanas Mor (Headfort) of Co Meath, the volunteer units from which latter town during the late 18th C always titling themselves as being from…

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