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Dr Myddelton & the Destruction of Carlow Castle, 1814
Carlow, Ireland, Sunday 13th February 1814, 9am. The explosions that shocked many of the town’s 8,000 inhabitants awake that morning were followed by a rumbling not dissimilar to an earthquake. Panic rippled through the Barrowside town. Had Napoleon’s Grande Armée landed on Irish shores!? Were the United Irishmen back from the dead? By mid-morning, the […]