Catalogue description Records of the Army in Ireland

Details of Division within WO
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

Date: 1710-1923
Related material:

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)
Language: English

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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