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Collins Barracks, Cork

Collins Barracks, Cork
Dún Uí Choileáin, Corcaigh
Cork, Ireland
The Barracks, Cork.jpg
Entrance gate and guardroom in the late 19th Century
Collins Barracks, Cork is located in Ireland
Collins Barracks, Cork
Collins Barracks, Cork
Coordinates51°54′29″N 8°27′43″W / 51.908°N 8.462°W / 51.908; -8.462Coordinates: 51°54′29″N 8°27′43″W / 51.908°N 8.462°W / 51.908; -8.462
TypeMilitary barracks
Site information
OperatorIrish Army
Open to
the public
Partial (Barracks museum is open to public at certain times)
Site history
Built1801 (1801)
Garrison information
Garrison1st Southern Brigade

Collins Barracks (Irish: Dún Uí Choileáin)[1] is a military barracks on the Old Youghal Road on the north side of Cork in Ireland. Originally serving as a British military barracks from the early 19th century, it was handed-over to the Irish military following the Irish War of Independence, and remains the headquarters of the 1st Brigade of the Irish Army.[2] A museum in the barracks is open to the public at selected times.[3]

  1. ^ "Músaem Dhún Uí Choileáin". military.ie (in Irish). Irish Defence Forces. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Army - Organisation - 1st Brigade". military.ie. Defence Forces (Ireland). Retrieved 31 August 2014. The [1st] Brigade Headquarters is located in Collins Barracks, Cork
  3. ^ "Military Museums - Collins Barracks Cork". Military Heritage of Ireland Trust Limited. Archived from the original on 29 August 2013. Retrieved 31 August 2014.