To anybody familiar with British Army barracks, this scene, apart from the soldiers, could be from many towns in this country! The billets, the clock over the archway, the church near the entrance gate, are all standard fare. In this case, we are treated to troops standing at ease preparing for the changing of the guard in the barracks, and with ghostly figures, probably NCOs, moving in the background.
Photographer: Robert French
Collection: Lawrence Photograph Collection
Date: Circa 1865 - 1914
NLI Ref: L_ROY_08097
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Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
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