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1st Brigade (Ireland)

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Country  Ireland
Part of  Defence Forces
Branch  Army
Garrison/HQ  Collins Barracks, Cork
1st Brigade (Ireland)
Current commander  Brigadier General Philip Brennan

The 1st Brigade (known as 1st (Southern) Brigade until the 2012 reorganisation of the army) (Irish: 1ú Briogáid) is a brigade of the Irish Army. The brigade headquarters are in Collins Barracks in Cork. The 1st Brigade is responsible for military operations in the south of Ireland. Its area of responsibility includes the counties of Galway, Offaly, Laois, Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Waterford, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Tipperary.


It is also responsible for the security of a number of important civil installations including Cork Harbour, Cork Airport, Shannon Airport and Farranfore Airport.


  • Brigade HQ - Collins Barracks, Cork
  • 1st Infantry Battalion (Galway)
  • 3rd Infantry Battalion (Ireland) (Kilkenny)
  • 12th Infantry Battalion (Limerick)
  • 1 Artillery Regiment (Cork)
  • 1 Cavalry Squadron (Cork)
  • 1 Communication and Information Services Company (Cork)
  • 1 Engineer Group (Cork)
  • 1 Supply & Transport Group (Cork)
  • 1 Ordnance Group (Cork)
  • 1 Military Police Company (Cork)
  • Barracks

  • Collins Barracks, Cork
  • Sarsfield Barracks, Limerick
  • Stephens Barracks, Kilkenny
  • Dún Uí Mhaoilíosa, Galway
  • Training Facilities

  • Lynch Camp, Kilworth
  • Bere Island, Cork
  • Fort Davis, Cork
  • Carnagh Camp, Athlone
  • References

    1st Brigade (Ireland) Wikipedia

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