Talk:Curragh incident

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I've never heard this referred to as anything other than the Curragh Mutiny. It ought to be moved, I think. john k 03:18, 13 Apr 2005 (UTC)

  • I've also seen it just as "The Curragh." Is there an agreed-on definitive account? Mackensen (talk) 11:07, 5 September 2007 (UTC)
"The Curragh" is nearly always a reference to the racecourse. Nunquam Dormio 06:04, 6 September 2007 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

Move to Curragh incident to fix the capitalization. Vegaswikian (talk) 03:31, 4 December 2010 (UTC)

Curragh IncidentCurragh Mutiny — Per WP:COMMONNAME. 30,000 Google hits for Curragh Mutiny, 18,000 for Curragh Incident. Have never heard this called anything but the Curragh Mutiny. Jonchapple (talk) 21:19, 23 November 2010 (UTC)

  • Oppose A Google book search: "Curragh Mutiny" returns About 3,640 results; "Curragh Incident" returns About 5,730 results. -- PBS (talk) 22:09, 23 November 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose It did not become a mutiny, and so using that in the title would be wrong and misleading.--Britannicus (talk) 22:17, 23 November 2010 (UTC)
    Reliable source for the last statement, (from one of the first book returned by the Google search I made) Beckett, Ian Frederick William; Army Records Society (Great Britain) (1986). The Army and the Curragh incident, 1914 (illustrated ed.). the Bodley Head for the Army Records Society. p. 1. Although sometimes erroneously referred to as the Curragh 'Mutiny' rather than, more appropriately, the Curragh 'Incident'  -- PBS (talk) 22:22, 23 November 2010 (UTC)
  • Support I believe this is the common name, calling it an "incident" downplays its seriousness. PatGallacher (talk) 22:27, 23 November 2010 (UTC)
    I just did a search of Google web search and could not get the numbers Jonchapple got. Then I tried it with and got about the same resuts Curragh incident about 18,000 and Curragh mutiny about 29,900. But that is simply for pages that have both words on it not for the title making the same search placing the terms in double quotes and removing Wikipedia pages: "Curragh incident" -wikipedia About 7,130 results "Curragh mutiny" -wikipedia about 5,040 results. So even a crude Google search, not just a search of reliable sources, returns more hits for "Curragh incident" than for "Curragh mutiny" -- PBS (talk) 22:55, 23 November 2010 (UTC)
    What makes you think it is the common name in reliable sources? --PBS (talk) 22:40, 23 November 2010 (UTC)
Perhaps it's a transatlantic thing? FWIW, Alfred Ryan's Mutiny at the Curragh, Joseph Lee's Ireland 1912-1985, Tim Pat Coogan's The IRA, Ranelagh's A Short History of Ireland, Peter Cottrell's The Irish Civil War 1922-23 all use "Mutiny", as does The Guardian newspaper. Jonchapple (talk) 23:01, 23 November 2010 (UTC)
I don't think so the source I gave above was published by the "Army Records Society (Great Britain)" a crude search on the web for UK addresses give "Curragh incident" -wikipedia site:uk gives "About 586 results" "Curragh mutiny" -wikipedia site:uk gives "About 410 results" (unfortunately it is not easy to do the same thing with a Book search) but the ratios between a global web search and a UK domain only are about the same (1.4). -- PBS (talk) 04:26, 24 November 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose per Britannicus. I have almost always heard it called the Curragh incident. Partly I suspect the rather mealy-mouthed description as an 'incident' comes from a desire at the time to play down the significance of what happened, but in my judgment 'incident' is the common name. Sam Blacketer (talk) 15:43, 24 November 2010 (UTC)
  • Comment: Surely it should be either Curragh incident or Curragh mutiny, per WP:CAPS. Jafeluv (talk) 09:46, 3 December 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose "Curragh incident" is the commonest name among reliable sources such as books and scholarly articles as shown by simple gbook, gscholar or library catalog searches. DrKiernan (talk) 20:23, 3 December 2010 (UTC)
    You would support a move to Curragh incident, then? Jafeluv (talk) 00:27, 4 December 2010 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

Shouldn't this rather bizarre article name be looked at again? Much reference to this at the moment in the light of all the anniversaries and Wiki seems to be about the only place to call it "Incident". Sarah777 (talk) 17:21, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

As per discussion above, "Incident" is correct and is used in better books, at least in the UK, not least as it was not, strictly speaking, a mutiny (even if there was an element of "moving swiftly on and pretending that nothing had happened" on the government's part). The article mentions the inaccurate name by which it is sometimes known, but that doesn't mean that the article should be so named.Paulturtle (talk) 23:19, 26 August 2014 (UTC)