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The Inniskillings in Clonmany, Co donegal.

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I am researching the history of the Inniskilling Fusiliers in Clonmany in Co Donegal. During my younger days there were many anecdotal references to the training camp in the Glenfield in Clonmany. I am now looking for aditional information if anyone could provide it.

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The following is from the Long Long Trail (see Link to left of the forum page)

4th (Extra Reserve) Battalion

August 1914 : in Enniskillen. Moved on mobilisation to Lough Swilly and in October 1914 to Buncrana. Had a period in 1916 in Clonmany but returned to Buncrana. Absorbed the 3rd (Reserve) Bn in April 1918.

Dave

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I am from Clonmany and would be very interested in any material on Glenfield Camp. It was built in 1914 for training purposes and demolished in 1919. The location was chosen as it was close to Fort Dunree( which is now an Irish army military museum) and Fort Leenan(now in ruin) .It was also close to a railway which connected to Derry. There are photos on the Clonmany website of the Iniskillings marching through Clonmany and just. today I saw a photo of locals involved in the building of the camp.

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Bringing this back up.

I believe the 4th (Reserve) Devons relieved the 4th (Extra Reserve) Iniskillings (alt. 3rd (Reserve) RIF) at Glenfield Camp, Clonmany in April 1918 when the 4th were absorbed by the 3rd which subsequently moved to Oswestry. I think the 4th (Res) Devons were there until October 1918 when they moved to Randalstown.

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Dave

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I know it's a bit late but I have a few postcards of the Inniskillings leaving Clonmanny around 1915 if anyone is interested in seeing them. The only name mentioned is Jack Clegg who was a driver. I would need a bit of instruction on how to upload them to this site :thumbsup:

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