Category Archives: Music

A dignified burial: military funerals for paupers, 1908-15.

Source In February 1909, 83-year-old Patrick Hanlon died in Waterford workhouse, but he was not buried in an anonymous grave in the Poor Law Union burial plot.1 The coffin was a ‘nice’ coffin with a breastplate rather than the cheapest ‘shell’ … Continue reading

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“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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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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