Horse Brass: Irish Harp

Horse Brass: Irish Harp


A gold Gaelic harp with silver strings on a blue background has been Ireland’s heraldic emblem since the 13th century. It is sometimes referred to as the harp of Brian Boru, High king of Ireland (who died about 400 years before it was made), also as the Trinity College harp, the oldest surviving Irish harp (late 14th century). The harp was selected as the state emblem on the establishment of the Free Irish State and was incorporated into the Great Seal of the Irish Free state. It continued to be the state emblem after the Constitution of Ireland was adopted and its image is used on coins, passports, official documents of the state, the official seals of the President and ministers of government. It now appears on the Royal Coat of Arms of the united Kingdom since the union of the crowns of Ireland, England to that of Scotland by James VI of Scotland in March 1603.


Horse Brass: Irish Harp.

Made by ARMAC Brassworks, Birmingham, England.
Hand-cast using the finest British brass
Hand-filed and hand-polished after casting.
New. We built our inventory by purchasing directly from ARMAC.

ARMAC has been producing quality brassware for more than 75 years. Cast in a pure-first-run ingot brass mix high in copper content for superior colour and durability. Hand filed to remove any rough edges and hand polished to enhance the natural beauty of quality brass.