Rowe Street jeweller make efforts to pin down major historical event

By AMY LEWIS

Published 08/09/2015 | 00:00

Kevin Martin of Martin's Jewellers Rowe Street presented Cllr Ger Carthy Mayor of Wexford with the No.1 Limited Edition pin
Kevin Martin of Martin's Jewellers Rowe Street presented Cllr Ger Carthy Mayor of Wexford with the No.1 Limited Edition pin

Several lucky Wexford residents now have the chance to get their hands on a limited edition pin, which was created to commemorate the 1916 Rising.

Kevin and Brian Martin, from Martin's Jewellers in Rowe Street, launched the pin and an updated 'Wexford ring' at a special ceremony attended by Cllr Ger Carthy, Mayor of Wexford.

The Martins are producing 16 gold pins, 916 in silver and 1,916 in base metal in honour of the 100-year anniversary of the Rising. The design incorporates important symbols, including the bow of the gun-running ship Asgard and a Mauser 1871 rifle set against the burning General Post Office in Dublin.

'1916 is such a big year and many people haven't clicked into it yet,' said Kevin. 'We wanted to do something a little bit different.'

The pins cost €15, €69.90 and €475 according to the metal and all will be numbered.

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