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Easter Lily Pin

Easter Lily Pin

Easter Lily Pin

The Easter Lily, with its colours of green, white and orange is a symbol long associated with the Easter Rising of 1916 and one with a long and fascinating history.

The first Easter Lily badges were designed in 1925 by the republican women's organisation, Cumann na mBan. The dual purpose of the badge was to raise money for the Republican Prisoners' Dependents Fund and to honour the sacrifice made by the men and women of the 1916 Rising.

Today, republicans continue to honour the heroic sacrifice made in 1916, when republican revolutionaries, outnumbered and ill-equipped, took on the might of the British empire and asserted in arms Ireland's right to freedom.

Irish republicans wear the Easter Lily to honour all those who have given their lives in the cause of Irish freedom in 1916 and in every decade since.

We would encourage everyone, young and old to wear the Lily at Easter as a national emblem that promotes the ideals of those patriots who died in Easter 1916 and since - Ireland united and independent with peace between Orange and Green.