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‘I’d like to open the barracks more to the local community’

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In January of this year, Lieutenant Colonel Caimin Keogh assumed command of An Chéad Cath battalion in Renmore’s Dún Uí Mhaoilíosa Barracks. As a Galway-man Lt Colonel Keogh is immensely proud to lead his home-town battalion, as he told me when I sat down with him in his office on Monday afternoon.

McGrath addresses question of full-time air ambulance service out of Custume Barracks

Minister of State at the Department of Health, Finian McGrath, told the Seanad this week that careful consideration needs to be given on whether a full-time air ambulance based out of Custume Barracks is the best use of limited resources.

Military museum at Custume Barracks to open to the public

 

Refurbishment works at Custume Barracks move a step closer

Minister with Responsibility for Defence, Paul Kehoe, has confirmed that a specification is being completed for the planned refurbishment of the kitchen and dining hall complex in Custume Barracks.

Military memorabilia will not return to Mullingar

Military memorabilia previously housed in Columb Barracks will not be making a return to Mullingar, but will be housed instead in Custume Barracks, Athlone.

‘Thank you and farewell’

Hundreds of family members, friends, schoolchildren, and supporters of the troops from Columb Barracks are to line the streets of Mullingar this Wednesday to bid a final farewell to the soldiers as they leave the town for their new base in Athlone.

Kilkenny barracks to celebrate nintieth anniversary

Next week marks the 90th anniversary of the handover of Kilkenny’s James Stephens Military Barracks from the occupying British forces to the new Irish Free State Government.

Athlone to welcome over 300 new troops

Custume Barracks, Athlone, will be welcoming over 300 new troops after it was announced this week that Columb Barracks in Mullingar and O’Neills Army Barracks in Cavan would be closing.

Defence Minister confirms there are ‘no plans to shut any military barracks’

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The Minister for Defence, Tony Killeen has said that there are no plans in the pipeline to close James Stephens Barracks in Kilkenny or any other barracks in the country.

The Shambles Barracks, 1910

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This photograph was taken from the first floor of The Galway Arms at 2.25pm on a summer day in 1910 when these people were processing over O’Brien’s Bridge to the site of Saint Mary’s College for the laying of the foundation stone for that school. The large crowd is being led by a group of priests all wearing birettas, followed by several RIC men. There is an interesting mix of styles on view with some women wearing patterned Galway shawls while others are sporting large fashionable hats. Virtually all of the men are wearing headgear, be they hard hats or soft caps. Notice the tramtracks.

 

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