1758 - 1793 IRELAND

 

Dublin, Carlow, Monaghan, Tullamore, Birr, Maryborough, Phillipstown, Kilkenny, Castle- bar, Roscoinmon, Belfast, Belturbet, Athione, Nenagh
The Regiment served in Ireland all this period.

1793 ENGLAND Nottingham
1795 IRELAND Belturbet, Curragh, Maryborough, Dublin. Northampton
1799 ENGLAND Northampton
1800 SCOTLAND Hamilton, Edinburgh
1802 IRELAND Belturbet, Donaghadee, Enniskillen, Longford
1804 ENGLAND Exeter, Truro, Totnes, Honiton, Canterbury
1806 SCOTLAND Edinburgh, Hamilton, Glasgow
ENGLAND Edinburgh, Hamilton, Glasgow. Manchester, Liverpool, Chester, Birmingham, Nottingham, Coventry, Warrington, York, Leeds, Sheffield, Newcastle
1811 PORTUGAL, SPAIN Belem, Abrantes, Badajoz, Fundao, Madrid, Salamanca, Brozas, Ciudad Rodrigo
1813 ENGLAND Portsmouth, York, Sheffield, Newcastle, Durham
SCOTLAND Edinburgh
1814 IRELAND Belturbet, Longford, Enniskillen, Sligo, Mullingar
1815 IRELAND Tullamore, Dublin
1818 ENGLAND Bristol, Nottingham, York, Sheffield, Leeds, Huddersficld, Newcastle, Carlisle
1821 SCOTLAND Edinburgh, Glasgow
1822 IRELAND Dundalk, Dublin, Newbridge, Limerick
1826 ENGLAND Coventry, Birmingham, Dorchester
1827 ENGLAND Weymouth, Dorchester
1828 ENGLAND Weymouth, Dorchester, Exeter, York
1830 SCOTLAND Edinburgh, Glasgow
1832 IRELAND Dundalk
1833 IRELAND Cahir
1835 ENGLAND Brighton (Royal Pavillion)

It will be seen that in the early days of the Lodge's existence, the Regiment served for many years in Ireland, and after that almost entirely in Ireland, England and Scotland apart from the period which shows it served in Portugal and Spain during the Peninsular War. Although there are no formal records to show that the Lodge operated in any or either of these locations, it may be assumed that it did so, seeing that the Warrant was with the Regiment during

the period set forth; probably meeting as and when possible, as would be expected with an Ambulatory Military Lodge.
That the Army has performed a great work, both in a Collective and Individual sense during past years as well as the present time, in promoting the advance and efficiency of the Craft and other Degrees, is not so well known as the results deserve.

During the Peninsular war, Military Lodges flourished and much efficiency prevailed in their midst. The life of Regimental Lodges was of course precarious; the constant changes of Service life, the casualties of even one action, or of a spell in an unhealthy station, could upset the whole membership. For instance when the then existing Warrant of the 27th Foot (Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers) was returned to the Grand Lodge, it was stated, " The members all wiped Out in the Peninsula and at Waterloo.''

Military Lodges were subject to all the fortunes of war and there are several stories of the loss of their Lodge furniture in action, though in some cases there was a happy sequel, for the spoil fell into the hands of Masonic brothers who restored the captured property. There is a tradition that this happened in the case of Lodge 295 during the Peninsular War, but there is no record that it is authentic.

SECOND EPOCH

The four Minute Books are in good condition and have generally been well kept.
There is no further record of names of Visitors other than brief details which are shown in some eases and from two small attendance record hooks, formerly used and which are not complete in many instances.

The Lodge Minutes throughout show a remarkable degree of Peace, Love and Harmony at every Meeting.

STATIONS OF THE REGIMENT

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