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In September 2005 the people of Birr, Co. Offaly the depot town of the Regiment, welcomed the Association to discuss ways of commemorating the strong linkage between the Town with the Leinster Regiment.
Representing Birr were Mr. John Carroll,
Chairman, Birr Town Council, Mr. Derek Coulter, Chairman, Birr Military Historical Society, Mr. Joe Breen, Secretary, Birr Military Historical Society, Margaret Hogan, Birr Historical Society and Mr. Pat Milne the owner of land of the former Barracks. Representing the Leinster Regiment Association were Mr. Vincent McGough, Chairman, Major General The O'Morchoe, President, Mr. David Ball, Secretary, Mr. Sťan Cooke of Crinkill Co. Offaly, the Depot representative.

Crinkill, Birr, Co. Offaly. Click to enlarge mapOne of the outcomes of that very successful meeting was decision to commemorate the Regiment's Depot Barracks at Crinkill, just south-east of Birr. The barracks were destroyed in the actions leading up to the independence of Ireland in 1922, and all that has remained for some time is the perimeter wall. Subsequent to that successful meetings have been held involving the Association's representative, Mr Ian Lowe in relation to the design of a suitable memorial.

Crinkill Barracks perimeter wall, photograph taken in 1994

Crinkill Barracks perimeter wall 1994

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Crinkill Barracks perimeter wall 2005

Crinkill Barracks perimeter wall 2005






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