Raising of The 88th Regiment of Foot (Connaught Rangers)

Wednesday, 25 September, 1793
Thomas de Burgh
Colonel The Honourable Thomas de Burgh

The 88th Regiment was raised in Ireland, on 25 September 1793, by Colonel the Honourable Thomas de Burgh, who later became Major General the Earl of Clanricarde, and was recruited mainly from the Province of Connaught. Its facings were yellow and its Colours bore a Harp and Crown and the motto 'Quis Separabit'. A second battalion was formed in 1804. The 88th merged with the 94th Regiment of Foot in 1881 to become The Connaught Rangers.