POTD – National Museum of Ireland

Collins Barracks. There’s a great exhibition ‘Soldiers and Chiefs‘ on at the moment which is interesting and full of information. It includes this skeleton of a horse Dickie Bird, that survived the Charge of the Light brigade ending up as the Regimental mascot of the 5th Dragoon Guards. From the plaque found at Clancy barracks where Dickie was buried “Near this spot lies the remains of Dickie Bird B7, troop horse 5th Dragoon Guards. What was foaled in 1850, joined …

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