Drumadd Barracks is a former military installation in Armagh, Northern Ireland.

Drumadd Barracks
Armagh, Northern Ireland
Drumadd Barracks is located in Northern Ireland
Drumadd Barracks
Drumadd Barracks
Location within Northern Ireland
Coordinates54°20′56″N 6°38′02″W / 54.349°N 6.634°W / 54.349; -6.634
Site information
OwnerMinistry of Defence
Operator British Army
Site history
In use1975-2007
Garrison information
Occupants3rd Infantry Brigade

History Edit

The barracks were established on Hamiltonsbawn Road in Armagh in 1975.[1] They became a base for 2nd Battalion, Ulster Defence Regiment in 1976, during the Troubles, and then became headquarters for 3rd Infantry Brigade, who moved from the Mahon Road Barracks in Portadown, in February 1988.[2] The barracks were also the southern area regional command headquarters.[3] In November 1996 a 2,500 lb bomb planted by the Provisional Irish Republican Army was found abandoned about half a mile from the barracks.[4][5]

In 2003 an ornate memorial window was unveiled at the barracks by Archbishop Robin Eames.[6] The barracks were vacated in July 2007 and sold for redevelopment in September 2014.[7]

References Edit

  1. ^ "Drumadd Barracks, Armagh". Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). 19 December 1980. Retrieved 11 October 2014.
  2. ^ Potter, p. 309
  3. ^ "Gold Star" (PDF). Retrieved 11 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Unexploded bomb found near Drumadd Barracks". Imperial War Museum. 1996. Retrieved 11 October 2014.
  5. ^ "IRA's top team behind bomb". The Mirror. 30 November 1996. Archived from the original on 28 March 2015. Retrieved 11 October 2014.
  6. ^ "Archbishop in plea for political stability". Breaking News. 7 December 2003. Retrieved 11 October 2014.
  7. ^ "Former Drumadd Army Barracks sold for business park redevelopment". Archived from the original on 16 October 2014. Retrieved 11 October 2014.

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