Replica of The Galway Great Mace

MO 63.3037
Replica of The Galway Great Mace
T. Dillon and Sons (established 1750)
Galway, Ireland
Silver, Connemara marble
3" x 10 1/2" x 3"
Silver replica of the Great Galway Mace, the symbol of the office of mayor, mounted on a marble base. The surface of the Mace is decorated with engraved and chased designs of foliage and scrollwork. The head shows the arms of Queen Anne and the badges of England, Scotland, Ireland and France. A silver plaque on the bottom of the base is inscribed: "The Great Mace was made in Dublin to the order of one Edward Eyre in 1710 and presented by him as Mayor Galway, to the City of Galway in 1712 in compliance with ancient usage."
This replica was presented to President John F. Kennedy by the Galway Chamber of Commerce during President Kennedy's State visit to Ireland on June 29, 1963. The actual Great Mace, was made in Dublin in 1710, and was presented to the town by Edward Eyre, Mayor of Galway, in 1712.
Galway Chamber of Commerce, K. O'Sullivan, President
  • JFKPOF-045-039
  • JFKPOF-108-014
  • JFKPOF-119a-002
National Archives and Records Administration. Office of Presidential Libraries. John F. Kennedy Library. (04/01/1985- )
Donated to the United States