The troops now stationed at The Curragh will,
by order of General Lord Seaton, will be exercised on Friday in each
week, weather permitting. Arrangements are in contemplation to run
special trains from the Kings Bridge terminus to Newbridge or the
Curragh, so as to enable the citizens as well as visitors to attend
these reviews. It is the finest plain in Europe near a great city
for a military spectacle on a grand scale.
GRAND REVIEW AT THE CURRAGH
The third grand review for the
present season of the troops encamped at the Curragh and Newbridge,
took place yesterday under the command of General Lord Seaton. The
rumour that his Excellency the Lord Lieutenant was to be present,
combined with the magnificence of the weather, attracted an
exceedingly large assemblage. The whole Camp was under arms by
half-past ten o’clock, soon after which the Scots Greys and 5th
Lancers arrived from Newbridge.
MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT - DEATH BY DROWNING
Kildare, July 27 – Another melancholy instance of the danger arising from imprudent bathing has just occurred in this neighborhood.
A fine young man, aged 21
years, a private in the 55th Regiment, at present stationed at the
Curragh Camp, a servant of one of the officers, and who, by his good
conduct, had won high opinion of his master, received permission on
Sunday last to go a short distance from the camp to see the country
in the immediate neighbourhood. Accompanied by three of his fellow
servants he went to a village called Athgarvan, beside which the
river Liffey flows, and forms a strong eddy, or sort of whirlpool,
close to a flour mill, which is worked by its waters.
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The Rogan North Lincolnshire Regiment will
march from the Curragh Camp this morning to Newbridge, thence per
rail via, Dublin, en route to Newry, there to be stationed.
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THE VISIT OF THE PRINCE OF WALES – THE CURRAGH CAMP
Owing to the heavy and incessant rain which fell on Wednesday night and during the early part of yesterday, the programme for the days proceedings at the Curragh Camp was not gone through. The morning was gloomy and dreary, the rain almost deluging the camp, and not a soldier was to be seen abroad, except the sentinels at the several posts, sheltering in the sentry boxes. The scene was much changed from the proceeding day, when thousands had assembled on the vast plain to witness a grand military pageant, presided over by the youthful prince. The booming of the guns could be heard for miles around, but yesterday a calm silence reigned throughout the camp, which contained within its numerous huts a vast section of a distinguished army. Wet weather in the camp does much to inure the soldier to the hardships of his profession, and wet weather at the encampment of the Curragh is perhaps the severest trail which can be applied, particularly to the troops under canvas for continuous and heavy rain renders the hard green sward marshy, and it is impossible to keep the rain out of the tents. The men under canvas consisting of the 11th Regiment, the 15th, a troop of 12th Royals, and two batteries of the Royal Horse Artillery., with their horses, suffered considerable inconvenience from the inclemency of the weather during the night of Wednesday and a great portion of yesterday. The canvas tents were literally deluged. About three o’clock in the afternoon of yesterday the heavy clouds, the continuance of which portended , more rain began to clear away, and fine weather succeeded. A warm and general sunshine brightened up everything, and the camp quickly resumed its usual animated aspect. The sward which was wet and slippery under foot was quickly dried up by the warm sunshine, and the grass which had been so well trampled the preceding day looked green and fresh. The brigade review which was announced to take place during the early portion of the day did not, owing to the extreme wet . It was postponed today, when several brigades will be reviewed in the presence of his Royal Highness. Notwithstanding the wetness of the morning, the prince left his quarters at an early hour, in company with some officers of the Grenadier Guards. He was present at general inspection of accoutrements which took place, and expressed himself much pleased with the internal arrangements of the camp. After the inspection his Royal Highness commenced his military duties, and was under drill for three hours, and received a vast amount of practical instruction. The drill took place in one of the large mess-rooms. His Royal Highness after his military duties had concluded partook of luncheon, after which in company with some officers of his regiment, he played a game of cricket in front of the square occupied by the 1st battalion of the Grenadier Guards. He subsequently played at a game called “croquet” of which his Royal Highness is particularly fond. Shortly after five o’clock he returned to his quarters where he dined in the evening with the officers of the guards. He has been all over the camp, and visited several of the principal quarters. Next to Aldershot, the past undulating plain of the Curragh is unquestionably the best position for an encampment, where thousands of men can be trained in the art of war, and endowed with all the qualities which constitute the soldier. Each regiment while stationed in Ireland is quartered for a time at the Curragh, and the result is most beneficial in improving the general condition of the army. Owing to the stay of the Prince the troops will be put through a variety of exercises, and general reviews will take place each Wednesday, in the presence of the Prince and the Commander of the Forces. The men yesterday were engaged for a considerable time in various athletic sports, including cricket, quoits, etc, which were extensively carried out throughout the camp. We understand foot-races and other athletic sports will take place in presence of the Prince, which no doubt, will attract a large number of persons from town. The Prince whose great object is evidently to qualify himself in the distinguished profession which he has espoused, desires the greatest possible privacy, notwithstanding his every movement is chronicled, and the public kept acquainted with everything in which he takes part. As the visitors in the camp are likely to be very numerous, it would be well if some arrangements were made in reference to the local Carmen, who demand the most exorbitant prices for conveying persons the smallest possible distance. Were it not for the well-appointed omnibus of Mr. Fishbourne, the carmen would, no doubt raise the tariff to anything their fancy would suggest. Upon the day of the review as much as six shillings were charged by Carmen for conveying persons about a mile and a-half up to the camp. To-day a brigade review will take place, and , should the day be auspicious, it will, no doubt, be largely attended.