German prisoners arrive in Dublin
A view of the Royal Barracks from the opposite side of the River Liffey Photo: National Library of Ireland, LROY 754

German prisoners arrive in Dublin

Published: 4 September 1914

Eighteen German prisoners were transported to Dublin today from Belfast. The prisoners were brought by train and arrived at Amiens Street Railway Station. They were then escorted by a detachment from the Royal Irish Rifles and are currently being held at the Royal Barracks in Kilmainham.

Irish Command Orders, dated 20 August 1914, include a note that the Detention Barracks at Arbour Hill in Dublin are to be temporarily used to house prisoners of war. Click for full document. (Image: National Archives of Ireland, CSO/RP 1914, 14489)

It is expected that the prisoners will be moved shortly to Templemore in Co. Tipperary.


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