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
Nationalist, February 1922.
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.