Chains Of Office - Dublin Lord Mayor
The Lord Mayor has a choice of two chains
to wear at offical functions. The Great Chain
and The Clancy Chain.
Great Chain. The Great Chain was made in
1698 and is made up of gold links shaped
into roses, knots and other symbols.
A large gold medal stamped with the bust
of King William III [1680-1702] hangs from
the front of the chain. The medal is of such
fine workmanship that there are copies of in
Holland and The Hague, and in the U.K in
London and Oxford.
Clancy Chain - The Clancy Chain was made in
1914, it is named after Alderman John Clancy
o whome it was presented by a group of Dubliners.
The chain is also made of gold and made in the
Celtic tradition with motifs from The Book Of Kells
The Tara Brooch and The Irish Harp.
It also supports an inscribed meddalion bearing
the city's Coat Of Arms in Blue and Red enamel.
Chain Of The Lady Mayoress-A modern gold chain
and medallion was presented in 1961 to Dublin
Corportation by a Dublin jeweller for use by The Lady
Mayoress. It is worn by her at official functions when
in the company of The Lord Mayor.