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‘Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson – Soldier and Politician’

Wednesday, 6 December, 8.15pm in the Officer’s Mess, Custume Barracks Talk by David Cook Summary Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson, a native of Ballinalee, Co Longford, is  a major and controversial figure in Irish and British history. An Irish unionist, he gained a reputation … Continue reading

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‘Irish Soldiers, American Wars – From Buena Vista to Wounded Knee’

Wednesday, 14 January 2015, 8pm, Officers’ Mess, Custume Barracks, Athlone – talk by Ian Kenneally Summary – This talk will examine the role of Irish soldiers in some of the extraordinary events that led to the creation of the modern … Continue reading

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