Released on 1996Categories History

A Most Delightful Station

A Most Delightful Station

Author: Con Costello

Publisher: Irish Books & Media

ISBN: UOM:39015037845842

Category: History

Page: 431

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The Curragh of Kildare is a plain about 4 1/2 miles by 1 1/2 miles; in ancient times it was used as a gathering place. It encompasses the townland of Curragh, which is in the parishes of Ballysax and Kildare.
Released on 2019-08-05Categories History

Irish Military Elites, Nation and Empire, 1870–1925

Irish Military Elites, Nation and Empire, 1870–1925

Author: Loughlin Sweeney

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030193072

Category: History

Page: 301

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This book is a social history of Irish officers in the British army in the final half-century of Crown rule in Ireland. Drawing on the accounts of hundreds of officers, it charts the role of military elites in Irish society, and the building tensions between their dual identities as imperial officers and Irishmen, through land agitation, the home rule struggle, the First World War, the War of Independence, and the partition of Ireland. What emerges is an account of the deeply interwoven connections between Ireland and the British army, casting officers as social elites who played a pivotal role in Irish society, and examining the curious continuities of this connection even when officers’ moral authority was shattered by war, revolution, independence, and a divided nation.