HC Deb 02 March 1896 vol 37 c1473
MR. F. A. O'KEEFFE (Limerick)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War, if his attention has been directed to the telegram of the Mayor of Limerick last month to the War Department, expressing dissatisfaction against the contemplated removal of the Limerick County Militia for training to Kilworth, county Cork; whether the Limerick Militia have not up to the present been trained in the city of Limerick, where barracks and every facility exist; and, if he will make an order that the same system should continue?


The telegram from the Mayor of Limerick was received and answered. The Limerick Militia has trained at Limerick for some years, but there is no range there which enables them to fire the service cartridge. For this and other reasons of efficiency it is desirable to train them at Kilworth this year, where they can be drilled with another battalion.