Category Archives: Co Cork

The aftermath of Waterloo in Ireland: ‘Peace to the World! Plenty to the Poor!’

So declared a celebratory public illumination in Dublin city 10 days after the battle of Waterloo had been fought. It might seem astonishing now to hear that the news of Wellington’s victory over Napoleon took 3 days and 2 hours … Continue reading

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The Garrison Game? Soccer’s ‘foreign’ image in Irish popular culture

A guest post from David Toms about the ‘garrison game’…. ‘Support your own games. Don’t mind the skulker and miserable kind of fellow who says, “There’s no game like Soccer”, “No game like Rugby”- in fact, “No game like the … Continue reading

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A Sensational Court Martial: the Wathen Affair, Cork Barracks 1833-4

In December 1833, Cork barracks was the setting for a court martial that drew crowds of spectators, and whose proceedings were published in papers across Britain and Ireland. Lieutenant-Colonel Lord Brudenell,1 the officer commanding the 15th Hussars, had pressed 6 … Continue reading

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