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Podcast on Irish Garrison town


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An interesting Podcast on the evolution of a Irish Garrison town (Fermoy) in late 19th & 20th century. It is told around a woman from the town who married an Amry Sergeant, travelled the world, returned to the town and set up a pub By the barracks during WW1 & the independence troubles. 

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Hedley Malloch

A really good broadcast on a neglected aspect of life in the Edwardian army. I liked the description of married life for OR in the barracks - six soldiers in a room and the married couple have a blanket around the bed. Good, too, on changing attitudes in an Irish garrison town to the British army - not at all hostile until the 1920s. Thoroughly recommend it.

 

https://irishhistorypodcast.ie/ is a great site for anyone with an interest in Irish history. Thanks for the link.

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