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16th (Irish) Division leave Ireland for war
The 9th (Service) Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers who are attached to the 16th (Irish) Division have left with their comrades for England to continue their training before going to the front Photo: Irish Life, 24 Nov 1915. Full collection of Irish Life available from the National Library of Ireland.

16th (Irish) Division leave Ireland for war

Dublin, 17 September 1915 - The 16th (Irish) Division has left Ireland and the men are now in England completing their training.

Various brigades of the division have been based in towns and camps across the south of Ireland where they have undertaken the same training as the 36th (Ulster) Division in preparation for war.

[Editor's note: This is an article from Century Ireland, a fortnightly online newspaper, written from the perspective of a journalist 100 years ago, based on news reports of the time.]


Century Ireland

The Century Ireland project is an online historical newspaper that tells the story of the events of Irish life a century ago.