Category Archives: Barracks

“The Battle of Kinsale refought”: a riot and a song, 12 July 1859

On the afternoon of 12 July, fighting, window breaking and shouting disturbed the residents of Kinsale, a small Cork town with a large barracks on the outskirts. A group of Antrim militiamen who had been drinking in a local pub … Continue reading

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St Michael, the Warrior Saint

This window, to the memory of Michael Allen who fought in the Indian Rebellion, was placed in Altar Church by his daughter 77 years after that bloody conflict. 1 The Archangel Michael, the warrior saint, crushes Satan beneath his feet … Continue reading

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A cold Christmas dinner: festivities in army barracks

According to a 1907 account by an army chaplain, Rev. E.J. Hardy, soldiers ate well on Christmas Day. 1 The usual boiled beef or mutton was served alongside goose, turkey, ham and pheasant. Unfortunately this abundant repast was eaten cold … Continue reading

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