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