Newbridge 1916


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ISBN: 9786000003296Author Name: Newbridge Local History GroupPublisher: Primary/Secondary: Class/Year:

Compiled by the Newbridge Local History Group

“While the world was at war, and men planned a rebellion for Easter Week in 1916, life in the garrison town of Newbridge continued as normal. Soldiers from the barracks were sent to the Western Front; some were killed or wounded and some more became Prisoners of War. Dances were organised to raise funds for food parcels for the POWs. Fortnightly Petty Sessions enforced the rule of law. Musical entertainment was to be had in Sheridan’s Hall. Livestock was sold at the market. Local GAA clubs contested competitions. Auctions were held. The Town Commission debated the rates. Weddings were celebrated. The dead of the parish were mourned, and the children of the town were sent to school.”