The Killeeshil and Clonaneese Historical Society was established in March 2009. The society’s website hosts a range of historical information relevant to the area, including an archive of digital documents and details of historic sites in the region.
Ballinrobe Archaeological & Historical Society have a wonderful website entitled, Historical Ballinrobe. The website contains a wealth of information on Ballinrobe and its neighbouring towns, including old photographs, genealogical information, and historical documents.
The website has a great page on barracks in Ballinrobe written by Averil Staunton, available here. Averil was the founder of the society and is currently editor of the Historical Ballinrobe website. Her MA thesis ‘A visual history of St. Mary’s Church of Ireland, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo’ is also available online to download by following this link.
We have recently updated the barracks map to include barracks listed in the following sources:
Relevant Year: 1784
Source ID: NLI1784
Full Reference: ‘Scheme for new quarters, May 1784′ (NLI Kilmainham Papers, Ms 1007, f. 27).
Relevant Year: 1813
Source ID: HCPP1813
Full Reference: Accounts relating to the barracks in Ireland; 1812-13 (237) VI.709.
Relevant Year: 1822
Source ID: HCPP1822
Full Reference: Barracks, Ireland. A return of the names of places where barracks and barrack establishments are kept for the army in Ireland; 1822 (291) XVIII.433.
As a result, over 100 new barracks sites have been included in the map. For the most part, the specific location of these barracks has not been pinpointed precisely on our map. If you have information that would assist us in improving the accuracy of our map, please click here to get in touch with us.
Each source we have used for the map provides details of barracks active at a particular point in time and this information is now represented on our map as a series of interactive map layers. Click here for a full list of sources used in the map or click here to explore the updated barracks map.
For an introduction to the Army Barracks in Eighteenth-Century Ireland project, listen to this podcast from Principle Investigator, Dr Ivar McGrath, recorded for historyhub.ie.
John Lane’s Masonic Records 1717-1894 is an authoritative listing of all the lodges established by the English Grand Lodges from the foundation of the first Grand Lodge in 1717 up until 1894. Many British military units were associated with Masonic Lodges so this is a useful resource for anyone interested in this topic.
Edenville House was a cavalry barracks, built in 1702. It is owned by Roscommon County Council. The Irish Veterans Memorial Project are raising funds to renovate the site and open an interpretative centre. Their website provides more information on the history of the barracks.
Lots of information on the history of Kilcock Barracks, Co. Kildare, is available from Seamus Cullen’s Personal Web Site.
Duncannon Fort, New Ross, Co. Wexford is a star shaped fortress in Waterford Harbour. It has been developed as a heritage attraction and can be visited by the public. Further details about the fort are available on their website.