Comhairle Na Míre Gaile (Deed of Bravery) MEDAL
The Council of the Comhairle na Míre Gaile decided to strike a Meritorious Medal for members of the public/organisations who had performed a deed of bravery.
Regulations for Award: "The Council may make an award under this Act only if the deed was performed on or after the 4th day of July 1945, and either – (a) in the State, or (b) at sea by a member of a crew ship registered in the State, or (c) outside the State by a person giving assistance to a member of the crew of, or a passenger in, an aircraft or a ship Registered in the State." (taken from the Deeds of Bravery Act 1947 – copy attached)
How many are presented each year and by whom? There is no specified amount per year as to how many medals are presented. To date there has only been 10 Gold, 71 Silver and 266 Bronze medals presented in its entire history.
The centre piece on the Medal is a figure of a man holding a shield and sword with what appears to be wings behind him with the words "mír gaile as gniom tarrtála".
The reverse side is inscripted with the words "Ar na bronnad ag Comairle na Mire Gaile ar … (Name) (awarded by the Comhairle and Míre Gaile to … (Name). There is also a single Laurel branch suitably worked into the bottom left hand side of the medal.
The Ribbon for the Gold medal is Green and White Stripes; for the Silver medal it is Red and White stripes and for the Bronze medal it is Blue and White stripes.