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    The Curragh Incident

    The Curragh Incident

    In the tense months between March 1914 and the end of July that year, Ireland stood dangerously close to conflict. As the Home Rule Bill entered its final stages, the British Government became concerned that unionist volunteers were planning the seizure of arms in Ulster. So they decided to deploy extra troops to the North. However, a group of his fellow officers made a stand. They stated they would refuse any orders to carry out operations in Ulster which might result in a clash with loyalists. The British Army here was based in Curragh Camp in Co Kildare at that ...


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