An account of the arrival of the Duke of Cambridge to the Curragh. He arrived by special train from Dublin to Newbridge station, where he received a Guard of Honor of the Scots Grays Regiment and a 21 Gun salute from the Royal Horse Artillery as he approached the Curragh on horseback. He then reviewed a major military exercise of Division size.
I came across this article in the paper of the death of CS Wallace James Maculey, Depot Militart Police, Curragh Camp. CS Maculey was a native of Ferns Co Wexford and lived with his wife and four children in Pearse Married Quarters. He died of natural causes in Cyprus at the young age if 38. RIP
This photgraph and caption appered on the front page of The Irish Times 17th May 1965.
The Very Rev. Gregory Brophy, Senior Chaplain to the Forces, The Curragh, blessing the colours before their presentation to the 3rd Infantry Battalion at the camp yesterday. He is accompanied by from (left) Cpl. Michael McLaughlin, the Rev. Laurence Fleming, general Chaplain, and Cpl. Patrick Cody. It was the first time that a regular standing Battalion of the Army had been presented with colours.
Although not happy reading I came across this little piece about my Brother Pete McNamara’s inquest into his accidental death on the Curragh 1958. Does anybody know Richard Quinn ?
Hi Matty, If memory serves me right there were two brothers Dickeyand mickey quinn o'higgins tce not really sure they shifted to some place early 60 I imagine they can be traced tru school roll .I knew Petey a nice guy as were and all the mac's your mother a great lady have not seen her in a while
A picture of Pete after making his Confirmation not long before the accident.
My own son Pete McNamara (named after his uncle of course) makes his confirmation this May
I came across the picture taken from the Watertower, I don't know when it was taken, but if you look at the left of the picture you can see a blue square area which must have been a reservoir of some type. The square shape is still there to the day, down by the old obstacle course. I always wondered what it was.
And straight I will repair To the Curragh of Kildare For it's there I'll finds tidings of my dear