Trench Warfare in the Fourteen Acres at Birr Barracks

Stephen Callaghan

26th February 2020

7:30-8:30pm, College of Commerce, Cork. Room number will be displayed in the main entrance on the night

During the Great War, mock trenches were constructed in the military training ground associated with Birr Barracks; the Fourteen Acres. During August 2018, these trenches were excavated as part of a week long community dig. This talk will focus on the context of the trenches and findngs from the excavation.


Stephen Callaghan is working on a partime research masters degree at UCD. He has a strong interest in Birr Barracks and the Leinster Regiment.

Birr Barracks during World War I