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Pat Purcell Papers

1922 - The Black and Tans leave Carlow

By kind permission of Mr Michael Purcell

1922  - The Black and Tans leave Carlow.

British armed forces known as The Auxiliaries departed Carlow early in February, they were followed a day later by The Black and Tans. This report covers the departure of The Black and Tans from Carlow Military Barracks. The regular British Army departed later in the week.

Nationalist, February 1922.

The Exodus.

That section of the Royal Irish Constabulary, "popularly" known as "The Black and Tans" left Carlow on Monday evening. The departure was witnessed in idle curiosity. Some of the departees were in unusually good spirits, and cheered lustily as they took a last look at the Carlow Barracks.

The above is a true and accurate transcript of the original document.

Transcribed by M. Purcell c2010.
Old newspapers in the PPP.
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