The latest addition to the Curragh History Archives is an article researched by Joe Murray (Hare Park) and covers the history of Sandes Soldiers Home in the Curragh Camp. Joe’s dedication to producing this article is fantastic and it is a valuable document recording what was once a cornerstone of the Curragh Camp Community, both Military and civilian. I am sure many memories will be jogged when reading through the pages. Thanks again Joe. www.curragh.info/archives/SandsSoldiersHome2019.pdf
What a brilliant piece of Curragh History, thanks to Joe taking the time to put it on the forum, I served in the Curragh for two years and spent a lot of time in the Sande"s Soldiers home.
My billet in Plunkett Bks overlooked Sande"s Home just across the road, about twenty Yds away, or so,
also about the same distance to the Glasshouse, I spent a lot of evenings over there having a "tea & a Wad" (not in the glasshouse I might add)
followed by a game of billiards in the reading room, I can remember the Sand"s Handyman/cleaner being a very
good player and able to beat most of the lads who took him on, Christmas leave for the 1st Armd Sqdn was cancelled and we were put on Standby over the Christmas holiday, spending the time in Sand"s home where the staff looked after us and kept us entertained, this was 1954 , so you see Joe Murray has brought back some very old memories, THANKS JOE.