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    Quote Originally Posted by Turncoat View Post
    Hi

    I was just wondering where would I find information on the various Barracks in Dublin.
    In particular the ones relating to the Irish regiments like the Iniskillings and RIR.
    I know Cathal Bruagh (Then portobello) was home to both the Royal Irish regiment and Iniskillings but were other barracks manned by Irish troops?

    Ive tried googling it but can only find rough information. Not much about the actual units or dates etc.
    The RIR s home barricks is clonmel ther is a very nice memorial there up to ww1
    The skins home is and alwas was ineskillen
    portobello was not a depot till the IDF took over in 22 .
    a long number of unets were there
    I will dig it out if you are interested

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    Details as above. See here: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...03449&t=h&z=18 it even says "Linenhall Parade". Presumably there was more than one Linen Hall.

    Your picture "It says nurses home its still there now HQ OF THE Naval service" - I understand this has been demolished for the new Courts Service building.
    Just found this it was there till 1915
    http://hansard.millbanksystems.com/c...arracks-dublin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    Linenhall is the area west of Bolton Street.

    The barracks would appear to have been rather small - between North King Street, Coleraine Street and Lisburn Street according to page 316 here: http://books.google.ie/books?id=X1fW...sult#PPA316,M1

    It appears it was taken over in 1925. http://books.google.ie/books?id=o8Vs...um=7&ct=result

    I wonder if the houses on Lisburn Street were part of it. Page 67: http://maps.live.com/default.aspx?v=...cl=1&encType=1

    Photo after 1916 Rising http://www.southdublinimages.ie/sear...n.aspx?id=3569

    It appears to have had marrierd quaters and was at some time occupied by pay clerks and possibly had warehouses.
    with out being a bore you trigered somethinfg in my mind. sorry i can get lik a dog with a bone.
    you are bang on i thine the garda fins office on the corner is the one that we are talking about

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    Just looked at my 1837 os map od f dublin
    i leard some thing new every day
    thats it the old gard fines office
    its a totaly new one on me
    The Ordnance survay barracks was Mountjoy barracks
    and Clancy was the artillery barracks i will ammend my list
    QS

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    Linenhall Barracks was originally Dublin's White Linen Hall. It opened in 1728 and
    was the centre of Ireland's linen trade with England. This was prior to to the
    construction of Belfast's famed linen hall and northern traders frequented the
    Dublin "market" to the extent that the neighbouring streets were named after
    northern towns, Coleraine, Lisburn and Lurgan. After the constuction of the
    Belfast linen hall, trade through Dublin went into decline and the Linen Hall closed
    in 1828 and fell into disrepair. It was taken over by the British army in the 1880's
    as a barracks and was home to the Royal Dublin Fusiliers. By 1916, it was an
    administrative post, home only to army clerks. The building was on a 3-acre
    site, was three stories high and contained in excess of 550 rooms. During
    the Easter Rising of 1916, the Linenhall Barracks was taken over by rebel
    forces under the command of Commandant Edward Daly and set alight. Heavy
    fighting ensued on Nth King Street and the Linen Hall was destroyed by fire.
    What was left was demolished.

    I have attached links to two pics. The first shows a 1700's artist impression
    of the original building. The second is a photograph, taken from the top of
    Lurgan St., after the Rising. Coleraine St., Lisburn St. and Lurgan St. lead up
    from Nth King St. directly to where the facade of the original building was.
    Housing was built on the site of the Linen Hall/Linenhall Barracks in 1926,
    encompassing Linenhall Terrace and Linenhall Place.

    In response to previous posts, The Linenhall Barracks was not small, it was a
    very large building. It was not in the Liberties, which is an area behind Francis
    St. on the other side of the city centre (sth side). And it did not incorporate
    surrounding housing.

    Fiirst pic, artist rendition of original structure:

    http://www.irishlinenmills.com/Produ...8century12.htm

    Second pic, view from top of Lurgan St. after the Rising

    http://www.southdublinimages.ie/sear...n.aspx?id=3571

    Hope that helps...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steamy Window View Post
    i have to own up - when i was 15 me and my mates climbed the fence, crossed the motes and stole most of the lightning conductors and loads of lead and other metal from the Magazine Fort.

    we didn't even get any money for it - some plain clothed Garda detectives intercepted our wheelbarrow in Stoneybatter and loaded the lot into their Hillman Avenger before we could reach the scrapyard.

    however i've served 21 years of my 22 year sentence in debt to the British Army for that so i think we are quits now, but i do regret defacing such an amazing building.

    sorry.
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    Its unclear who had this as a barracks, probably the militia of the time.

    http://multitext.ucc.ie/d/Marshalsea_Lane_c_1900_

    http://maps.osi.ie/publicviewer/#V1,714342,734032,7

    Some additional information amd photos. It was used in 1916.

    http://www.chaptersofdublin.com/book...t/wright14.htm
    http://www.dublin.ie/forums/showthre...arshalsea-Lane
    http://digital.nli.ie/cdm4/item_view...SOBOX=1&REC=11

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    More general piece: http://www.jstor.org/stable/30104347?cookieSet=1
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoyalGreenJacket View Post
    i have to own up - when i was 15 me and my mates climbed the fence, crossed the motes and stole most of the lightning conductors and loads of lead and other metal from the Magazine Fort.

    we didn't even get any money for it - some plain clothed Garda detectives intercepted our wheelbarrow in Stoneybatter and loaded the lot into their Hillman Avenger before we could reach the scrapyard.

    however i've served 21 years of my 22 year sentence in debt to the British Army for that so i think we are quits now, but i do regret defacing such an amazing building.

    sorry.
    I would say it was straight down to Mullins with that boot full of lead

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    Quote Originally Posted by sofa View Post
    I would say it was straight down to Mullins with that boot full of lead
    Plain clothes garda driving a hillman avenger in 1987. Ahem

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul g View Post
    Plain clothes garda driving a hillman avenger in 1987. Ahem
    Ya, I think the Hillmans were the1970s?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kieran Marum View Post
    All the above was taken from data in a ARMY LIST August 1914 - other editions give a picture at that time
    The Army List was then a monthly publication, quarterly and half yearly.

    The same information could be found in copies of HARTS ARMY LIST which also recorded the previous locations of Major Infantry and Cavalry Units together with details of each officers career - a facility not avalible in the Monthly Army Lists.

    If you are interested I have a listing of BRITISH Units by location and month for the period 1919/1922.

    PS Naval and Military Press have reissued the August 1914 Army List !!!!
    Kieran
    Would love to see British units 1919-1922. Specifically which were based in Dundalk, Ireland at the time. My Grandfather arrived in Irelans in Army, met, married my Gran and stayed. I believe he was in the Royal Field Artillery but proving the issue.

    If you can supply locations over 1919-1922 then I stand a chance

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