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Joyce, Mackie, and Lougheed auctioneers is holding a public auction at 3pm on Friday July 11 in the Westwood Hotel, Galway.
As part of the In Humbert’s Footsteps Gathering Event, the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar is delighted to present ’98 Recalled, a unique and fascinating exhibition of distinctive and previously unseen artefacts (many from private collections) and associated information pertaining to the 1798 Rebellion in Ireland, and French General Humbert’s expedition in particular. The collection of artefacts includes a selection of 1798 pikeheads, a French bayonet discovered at site of Battle of Ballinamuck, and the hat and sword belonging to French Captain Truc (who was appointed Town Commander of Ballina by General Humbert). The exhibition is presented in association with the In Humbert’s Footsteps Gathering Event Castlebar Committee. The exhibition, which takes place in the Linenhall’s Theatre space, runs until Saturday, August 24.
It will be at least September before a decision is made known on the level of relocation which will result from the recent downgrading of Custume Barracks in 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.
Some of the world’s strongest men will be making their way to Mullingar this August bank holiday weekend.
Last week Castlebar Town Council manager, Seamus Granahan, provided an update on projects in the town at an open forum by Castlebar Chamber, issuing the following details:
Fianna Fáil Defence Spokesperson Dara Calleary has said he is baffled that the Department of Defence is now looking for Army premises in Castlebar, Cavan, Mullingar, and Clonmel after announcing plans to shut down the barracks in each of these towns.
Deputy Nicky McFadden has discussed the issues surrounding the transfer of army personnel from Mullingar to Athlone with Minister for Defence Alan Shatter following the announcement last week that Columb Barracks will be closing.
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.