On this day in 1914, The Curragh Mutiny took place…

On Friday 20 March 1914, around 60 Army officers offered to resign their commissions rather than obey orders. They were based at The Curragh, the chief barracks in Ireland; what happened become know as ‘The Curragh Incident’ or ‘The Curragh Mutiny’. The (third) Home Rule Bill for Ireland was passed in 1912, anticipating an autonomous parliament in Dublin. The original Dublin based parliament, previously subordinate to London, had achieved a larger degree of autonomy in the 1780s; It was abolished …

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