"Faithful to Ireland" tells the story of the North Meath part time soldier since the establishment of the Irish Volunteers in 1913. It describes the affect the 1916 Rising had on the area followed by the War of Independence and the bitter divisions ...
left by the Civil War. Kells Unit of the Volunteer Force in 1934 became the first properly organised reserve until they were called up on full-time service during the Emergency. The Local Security Force and Local Defence Force served North Meath well from 1940 until the establishment in 1946 of the North Meath Battalion, An Forsa Cosanta Aitiul. The battalion was reconstituted as E Company, 7th Infantry Battalion in 1959 and remained in place until 2005 when C Company, 65th Reserve Infantry Battalion succeeded it. Based on unit records, newspaper reports, letters, articles and interviews, this book accounts for the story of the thousands who have served in those various units over the last ninety years.
Number of pages: 270
Date of publication: 01/09/2009
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