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“Queen Alexandra Supports Shamrock League: Encourages Wearing Shamrocks on St. Patrick’s Day to Raise Funds for Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Families” – Limerick Gazette

“Queen Alexandra Supports Shamrock League: Encourages Wearing Shamrocks on St. Patrick’s Day to Raise Funds for Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Families”

Prompted by the great success in the efforts of the Shamrock League – raising a considerable sum of money for our Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Families, it has been decided to continue the good work and further help this very deserving cause. Her Majesty Queen Alexandra is evincing her interest in the movement and has placed a large order, with the gracious intention of presenting a shamrock to each soldier in the Irish Regiment, perpetuating the wish of our late Queen to honour the shamrock and that our brave Irish soldiers should wear it on St. Patrick’s Day (March 17th). It is therefore hoped that it will be worn by everyone throughout the United Kingdom this year.

Shamrock from Limerick will be available (postage paid to all parts of the United Kingdom) in boxes priced at 2s. 6d., 4s., and 6s. The shamrock will be freshly picked and exquisitely presented in decorated enamelled boxes, which will be treasured as souvenirs of the occasion. Each box will feature finely executed portraits of their Majesties. As demand is expected to be very great, orders (along with postal orders) should be sent in good time, no later than 11th March.

Manchester Courier – Thursday 06 March 1902