HC Deb 07 March 1889 vol 333 c1128
MR. HAYDEN (Leitrim, S.)

asked the Secretary of State for War whether it is the intention to remove the place of training of the 8th Battalion of the Rifle Brigade from Carrick-on-Shannon, the head-quarters for many years; and, if so, whether he will give any reason for the change?


This is a very small Militia battalion, and it is much below its established strength. It has, therefore, been decided, after very careful consideration, to disband it after its next training, and to absorb the County of Leitrim into the recruiting area of the 5th Battalion of the Connaught Rangers. It will train this year at Boyle, because that is the head-quarters of the latter regiment, which it is hoped that many of the Leitrim men will join.