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The Curragh incident by Fergusson, James Sir

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Published by Faber and Faber in London .
Written in English


  • Home rule (Ireland),
  • Curragh Mutiny, 1914

Book details:

LC ClassificationsDA960 .F4
The Physical Object
Pagination236 p.
Number of Pages236
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26568971M
LC Control Number66002778

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The Curragh (Irish: An Currach, [ənˠ ˈkʊɾˠəx]) is a flat open plain of almost 2, hectares (5, acres) of common land in Newbridge, County area is well known for Irish horse breeding and training. The Irish National Stud is located on the edge of Kildare town, beside the famous Japanese located here is Pollardstown Fen, the largest fen in Ireland. This Curragh Incident, which caused intense and prolonged excitement in March , and nearly upset the Asquith Government, had more than momentary importance in connection with the Ulster Movement. It proved to demonstration the intense sympathy with the loyalist cause that pervaded the Army. The book covers, inter alia, the formation of. In the Curragh Army Camp in the rolling countryside A Question of Duty - The Curragh Incident - Read book online Read online: As the world marched to war in , the Army of the British Empire was secretly recovering from one of its most momentous events of its history.   In March British Army officers at the Curragh camp threatened to resign if ordered into Ulster to act against the Ulster Volunteer Force and to impose Home Rule. Almost exactly one hundred years before, in Ireland in March , the British Army was faced with a similar dilemma, as Paul O’Brien recounts in his new book, ‘A Question of.

By the early twentieth century the Curragh army camp in County Kildare was Britain’s premier military base in Ireland. Ulster unionist opposition to the passage of Home Rule in was heightened by the support it received from elsewhere in the United Kingdom. The Curragh Cemetery has many graves that attest to the British Army presence on the Curragh up to their departure in The Commonwealth War Graves Commission maintains the graves of servicemen who died at the camp during World War I, which are scattered throughout the cemetery.. Handover. At the time of the passage of the Home Rule Act in , the Camp became the scene of the Curragh. Currach Books 23 Merrion Square North Dublin 2. Tel: + (1) The Curragh mutiny: Hear audio clips: The Sunday Independent describes the incident as a mutiny. The effectiveness of the Ulster unionist movement’s opposition () to the granting of self.

Curragh mutiny Book Review: A Question of Duty, The Curragh Incident By Paul O’Brien Published by New Island Press, Reviewer: John Dorney ISBN: PB € (PP) In April , a Ukrainian .   This book gives a day-by-day account of the crisis and continues up to the start of World War One, where Kitchener's Army was then led by some of the senior figures from the Curragh Incident, whose loyalty was now in question by their military superiors and the government.5/5(4). by Paul O'Brien The Curragh, As the world marched to war in , the Army of the British Empire was secretly recovering from one of its most momentous events of its history. " a short, deft, informed and informing read " - The Irish Times B-format, paperbac. A mutiny at the British military centre on the Curragh plain near Dublin. In the British commander there, General Sir Arthur Paget, on the instructions of Colonel Seely, the Secretary of State for War, informed his officers that military action might be necessary against private armies in Ulster. Officers with Ulster connections were to be allowed to “disappear” or resign.