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Irish Genealogical Sources No. 25
History of the Royal Hibernian Military School, Dublin

(ISBN 1 898471 91 6)
Edited by G. H. O'Reilly, MA, FRSAI, MGSI.

Part of its Genealogical Sources Series.

Price: IRP£8.00 EUR10.16 

This is the history of a forgotten place and, perhaps, a forgotten group of people. Both the pupils, of whom there were thousands over the years from 1770 to 1922, and the staff, are rarely mentioned as such in the history books. Yet, this school founded by people concerned with the large number of orphans in Dublin, in particular those who were orphaned because of the many wars which took place in the early 18th century, was the first of its kind in either Ireland or England at that time. Later on other schools were established on similar grounds elsewhere in the then British Isles. Unfortunately, most of the records of the School were destroyed in England during the Second World War. This book attempts to bring together some of those remaining in order to provide both an interesting historical 'read' and to help those researching family connections and, of course, it will be of use to those interested in this aspect of military history. The book includes a history of the School, lists of pupils and staff from the 1901 and 1911 Census Returns, lists of the memorial inscriptions in the adjoining graveyard (opened in 1851), list of deaths from 1851, rules of the establishment, etc.
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Table of Contents - Royal Hibernian Military School
1769 Petition
1806 Pay and Allowances
1806 Weekly Governor's Report
1806 Time Table
1819 Charter
1819 Diet
1819 Staff Duties
1819 General Regulations
1844 Return of Religions
1849 S.S. Pemberton Orphans
1856 School Inspector Gleig
1857 China
1873 Religion
1900 Review at Phoenix Park
1918 Lost Boys
1919 Roll of Honour
1919 Recollections
1919 Lives of the Hibernians
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
1922 Last cricket match
1924 A soldier's orphan's story
1924 Last roll call
1924 Laying up the colours
1924 The final era
1937 A military misfit NEW
1969 The bicentenary reunion
1994 Capt. Harry Bloomer MBE
2001 IGS No.25 History
2004 Newsletter
2005 The last known Hibernian
2007 Sources of Hibernian documents

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