Sarsfield Barracks

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Sarsfield Barracks
Dún an tSáirséalaigh
Limerick
Military Barracks, Limerick (5622381053).jpg
Sarsfield Barracks circa 1880
Sarsfield Barracks is located in Ireland
Sarsfield Barracks
Sarsfield Barracks
Location within Ireland
Coordinates 52°39′19″N 8°37′55″W / 52.65517°N 8.63183°W / 52.65517; -8.63183Coordinates: 52°39′19″N 8°37′55″W / 52.65517°N 8.63183°W / 52.65517; -8.63183
Type Barracks
Site information
Operator Republic of Ireland Irish Army
Site history
Built 1795
Built for War Office
In use 1795-Present
Garrison information
Garrison 12th Infantry battalion, Irish Army

Sarsfield Barracks (Irish: Dún an tSáirséalaigh) is an Irish Army Barracks in Limerick city. It houses both Permanent and Reserve Defence Forces of the Irish Defence Forces.

History

The barracks, originally called New Barracks, were built on land leased from a Mr J.T. Monsell and were completed in 1795.[1] The barracks were handed over to the Irish Army following Irish Independence and renamed Sarsfield Barracks after Patrick Sarsfield, a Jacobite, in 1926.[2] The barracks remain in use and are currently the headquarters of 12th Infantry battalion.[3]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Sarsfield Barracks". Dictionary of Irish Architects. Retrieved 19 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Sarsfield Barracks history recorded for posterity". 12 December 2008. Retrieved 19 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Contact Us". Irish Defence Forces. Retrieved 19 November 2014.
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