Category Archives: Commemoration

Digitised Document: Cork Military Tattoo Programme, 1936

In an earlier post, I wrote about the Cork Military Tattoo in 1936, reproducing the dramatic and eye-catching front cover of the souvenir programme, which features a distinctly German silhouette of an Irish soldier. But the front cover is just … Continue reading

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The Last Tattoo: Dublin, September 1945

The last great military tattoo organised by the Irish army was held in Dublin in September 1945, and it published an illustrated guide to accompany the fortnight-long military exhibition and tattoo staged in the RDS. The event was held to … Continue reading

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Barrack Street: a contested street name

I have always found the street name ‘Barrack Street’ interesting because it is determinedly, unapologetically, literal. There is a barracks here, so that’s what we will call the street. It is similar to ‘Main Street’, an Irish street name whose … Continue reading

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