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Military memorabilia previously housed in Columb Barracks will not be making a return to Mullingar, but will be housed instead in Custume Barracks, Athlone.
The Department of Defence confirmed this week (August 7) that the Camp Field is up for sale, but would not confirm if any offers had been received as yet.
It is expected that a suitable new base for the local Reserve Defence Forces in Mullingar will be finalised in the next few weeks, according to the Department of Defence.
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.
After almost two centuries of a military presence in the town, the 4th Field Artillery Regiment will have pride of place as Grand Marshal in next weekend’s St Patrick’s Day Parade, just 10 days before it pulls out of Mullingar for good.
There are still hopes that a new home might be found in Mullingar for some items from the Columb Barracks military museum, in spite of reports that the collection is to be moved to Athlone.
Some 183 personnel from Columb Barracks will be moved to Custume Barracks, Athlone after the closure of the Mullingar barracks was announced this week.
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.
A public meeting is to be held on Monday evening September 26 in the Greville Arms at 8pm as part of a mounting campaign to save Columb Barracks in Mullingar, which could be in line to close by February.
This year’s Army Open Day at Custume Barracks takes place on Sunday September 11, and will raise funds for the South Westmeath Hospice and the Army Benevolent Fund.