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Pat Purcell  Papers

Ball at The Military Barracks, Carlow.

By kind permission of Michael Purcell  12/2009

The Carlow Vindicator, May 1892.

Ball at The Military Barracks, Carlow.

Colonel Butler and the officers of the 8th Battalion King's Royal Rifles gave a most enjoyable ball in the Military Barracks, Carlow, on Tuesday night. The attendance was large and thoroughly representative of the local gentry.

The music was supplied by Mr. Mervyn Browne; while the catering was entrusted to Mr. Blunt, who has for the last three years given unbounded satisfaction to the regiment.

Appended is a list of the officers and guests:

Col. Sir Thomas Butler, Bart.; Mr. R. Butler, Mr. C.R. Butler and the Misses Butler; Col. E.H. Butler, Mr and Mrs Browne-Clayton and the Misses Browne-Clayton ; Capt. Lord W. Fitzgerald, Mrs Grogan, Major Alexander, Mr. Godwyn B. Swifte, Mr amd Mrs O'Callaghan, Miss Bolton, Mr and Mrs Joy, Miss Watson, Miss Eustace and Miss G. Eustace, Mr T. Alexander, Mr and Mrs Black, Mrs Bagenal, the Misses Newton, Mr H. Crane, Mr and Miss McMahon, Captain P.C. Newton, Mr. H. Keogh, Mrs and the Misses Keogh, Mrs Annesley, Mr. Perry, Major Doyne, the Misses Milner, Mrs C. Duckett; Major J.J. H. Eustace, Capt. G.W. L'Estrange, Capt. J.K. Milner, Capt. C. Duckett, Lieut. W.T. Richardson, Second-Lieut J.H. Grogan, Capt. and Adjutant H.E.Maxwell, Surgeon Lieut.-Col. E.A.Rawson, Lieut. G.R.Shine, Lieut. N.A.Delacherois-Crommelin, Lieut. J.W.Stopford, Second Lieut. D.St. P. Bunbury.

Milita Inspection.

Colonel Fane, commanding the 102 Regiment District at Naas, held his usual inspection of the 8th Batt. King's Royal Rifles on Tuesday last at Carlow.

The men were first drawn up in full marching order on the Barrack Square and subjected to a minute inspection, after which the regiment was marched out to Old Grange, where they performed a series of military evolutions with all the precision of a regiment of regulars. Col. Fane heartily congratulated the men on their soldierly appearance and in particular "D" Company, commanded by Capt. Duckett, and of which Sergeant Cork is the non-commissioned officer in charge. The rifle range was visited during the day, and Col. Fane expressed himself as highly satisfied with the shooting of the men. The Battalion will be disbanded to-day (Saturday).


Poster 1896.

Healthy Young Men wishing to join the Army can be Enlisted at the
Recruiting Sergeant will visit Carlow Military Barracks on the first Tuesday in March 1896 to enlist Recruits.


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

Transcribed by Jean Casey, 2010

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