Catalogue description Records of the Army in Ireland
|Reference:||Division within WO|
|Title:||Records of the Army in Ireland|
Records of the Army in Ireland relating to the administration of this separate army (later separate command).
Comprises administrative records, particularly relating to the Easter Rising in WO 35 and out-letters of the muster master general in Ireland in WO 8
Records of the Irish commissariat are in WO 63
Dublin Castle records relating to civil and military attempts to suppress nationalism are in CO 904
|Legal status:||Public Record(s)|
Army, Ireland, 1689-1922
|Physical description:||2 series|
|Closure status:||Open Document, Open Description|
|Administrative / biographical background:||
Before the Union with the United Kingdom on 1 January 1801, Ireland had a separate Army with its own organization and establishment. Thereafter Ireland remained a separate command and the Irish regiments retained their Irish identity, but the Army was merged with the British Army. All power of appointment to regular army regiments and of military command were transferred to the Commander in Chief in England.
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