Tag Archives: Barracks

To set a benchmark

Here was a prime example of the mark left on the civic and social landscape by our shared military history, and it was literally lying around at the foot of the British military presence in Ireland and now lies almost totally ignored by passers-by. Continue reading

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‘Practice Parade at Portobello Barracks’

A Chairde, Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh! While the militaries of the world prepare for parades on St. Patrick’s Day, it is important to remember that not all formal parades are joyful ones. This wonderful document from the Bureau of … Continue reading

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