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"In the military arrangements that part of the county south of the river Flesk is is included in the Southern District, the other part to the north of the river being in the South-western District, and containing a barrack station for infantry at Tralee, affording accommodation for 17 officers and 456 non-commissioned officers and men; and the two batteries on the islands of Carraigue and Tarbert, each mounting six 24-pounders and containing bomb-proof barracks for about 20 men."
[From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland by Samuel Lewis (1837)]