Category Archives: Crimean War

Greetings from Mullingar

Posted in either 1906 or 1908, this postcard featuring a mustachioed soldier walking across Mullingar Barracks Square is typical of many produced in Ireland from 1890 onward. To contemporary eyes, the image is striking in its ordinariness: where is 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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Soldiers’ Homes: a refuge from temptation

‘To provide a home for the soldiers of this garrison, where they can feel that they will be free from the influence of those elements for evil which ever beset a soldiers’ path in every large city.’ 1 This was … Continue reading

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