Ballymullen Barracks in Tralee was the regimental depot of the Royal Munster Fusiliers prior to the establishment of the Irish Free State. It was through the barracks gates that Kerrymen enlisted for a career in the Munsters. Kerry and the Royal Munster Fusiliers examines the reasons why Kerrymen enlisted during the Great War, and how these citizens-turned-soldiers endured the World War they found themselves participating in. By using local sources, this book documents the rapidly changing political situation in Kerry, how support for the conflict diminished after 1916, and how this change affected the returning soldiers.
|Publication date:||10th March 2010|
|Publisher:||Nonsuch Publishing an imprint of The History Press Ltd|
Alan Drumm is from Tralee, Co. Kerry and is currently pursuing a PhD in History in University College Cork. He has previously worked as an archaeologist in the south-east and a researcher for the Cork and Kerry place names project.More About Alan Drumm