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On a recent visit to County Westmeath, Tánaiste, Micheál Martin, stated the possibility of Athlone being selected as the new headquarters of the Irish Army.
Local Independent Deputy, Denis Naughten, has called on the Tánaiste, Deputy Micheal Martin, to designate Custume Barracks in Athlone as the location for the proposed new Defence Forces headquarters, as recommended by the Commission on the Defence Forces.
Amid the centenary year of the Defence Forces, 27 recruits from the 34th Two-Three Star Platoon completed their military training prior to their formal passing out parade which took place within the surrounds of Custume Barracks in the heart of Athlone.
The restoration of the 4th Western Brigade and the re-establishment of its headquarters to Custume Barracks in Athlone was a pertinent issue for discussion at the virtually hosted Athlone Moate Municipal District meeting in recent times.
An auspicious occasion unfolded within the surrounds of Custume Barracks, Athlone in recent times when a formal passing out parade was hosted for members of the 3rd Three Star Training Platoon to celebrate the completion of their induction training.
Ongoing concern with regard to better pay and conditions for Defence Force personnel has been raised at Government level by Athlone Senator, Gabrielle McFadden.
The Band of the 2nd Brigade will perform in the courtyard of Athlone Castle on Sunday, May 13, at 2.30pm.
Athlone Castle and Custume Barracks are delighted offer this pilot scheme of guided tours to visitors.
A military ceremony and heritage event will take place on Tuesday, February 28, to mark the 95th anniversary of the takeover of Custume Barracks and Athlone Castle by Commandant General Séan MacEoin’s troops from British forces.