During the Great Hunger in Ireland the Ottoman Empire sent £1,000 sterling (about $1,500,000 today) and three shiploads of food to Drogheda, Ireland.
The Ottoman ruler at that time -- Sultan Khaleefah Abdul-Majid – wanted to send £10,000 sterling to Irish farmers but Queen Victoria requested that he send only £1,000 sterling as she had sent only £2,000 sterling. The Sultan did as she requested but also secretly sent three shiploads of food. The British administration tried to block them, but the food arrived secretly at Drogheda harbour.
In commemoration of this, Drogheda added the Ottoman crescent and star to its coat of arms. Their football club’s emblem retains this design until this day.