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A Ceremonial Military Guard will parade at the site of the ‘National Memorial to Members of the Defence Forces who died in the Service of the State’, at Merrion Square park, Dublin during July and August.

Ceremonies will take place at Merrion Square Park, every Saturday from 18th July to Saturday 22nd August 2015.

Units from throughout the Defence Forces, across the Army, Air Corps and Naval Service will participate in this Military Guard Ceremony in solemn remembrance of their fallen comrades.

The ceremony will last approximately one hour.

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The Defence Forces Information Office deals with general queries about the Defence Forces. For information on Recruitment, please contact the Recruitment Office, details are available on this page.


Defence Forces Recruitment & Manpower Offices

Defence Forces Recruitment Section
Address:

Defence Forces Headquarters,
Department of Defence,
Station Road,
Newbridge,
Co. Kildare

Office: Lo-Call 1890 426555
045 49 2553/2555
Email: recruitment@defenceforces.ie
1 Brigade Manpower Office
Address:

Manpower Officer
Headquarters 1 Brigade,
Collins Barracks,
Cork.

Gen Enq
Office:
(021) 451 4000 - Collins Barracks
(021) 451 4108
Email: 1bde.recruitment@defenceforces.ie
2 Brigade Manpower Office
Address:




Manpower Officer
Headquarters 2 Brigade,
Cathal Brugha Barracks,
Rathmines,
Dublin 6.

Office: (01) 804 6453
Email: 2bde.recruitment@defenceforces.ie
Air Corps Manpower Office
Address:

Manpower Officer
Air Corps Headquarters,
Casement Aerodrome
Baldonnel,
Co. Dublin

Office: 01 403 7561
Email: aircorps.manpower@defenceforces.ie
Midlands Area (DFTC) Manpower Office
Address:

Manpower Officer
Headquarters DFTC
Ceannt Barracks,
Curragh Camp,
Co Kildare

Office: (045) 44 5021
Email: dftc.manpower@defenceforces.ie
Naval Service Manpower Office
Address:





Manpower Officer
Naval Headquarters,
Naval Base,
Haulbowline,
Cobh,
Co Cork

Office: Lo-Call 1890 262828 or 021 486 4731
Email: navy.manpower@defenceforces.ie

An Cosantóir Magazine

An Cosantóir
Address:

Public Relations Branch,
Defence Forces Headquarters (DFHQ),
Ceannt Bks,
Defence Forces Training Centre (DFTC),
Curragh Camp,
Co Kildare

Office: 045 45 5312
Email: magazine@military.ie
Web: http://www.dfmagazine.ie

The Defence Forces Information Office

Address:

Information Officer,
Public Relations Section,
Defence Forces Headquarters,
Ceannt Bks,
Defence Forces Training Centre (DFTC),
Curragh Camp
Co Kildare

Office: 045 44 5306 or 045 44 5308
Email: info@military.ie
admin@military.ie

The Defence Forces Press Offices

Please note that the Press Office deals with Press and Media Queries only.

Defence Forces Press Office
Address:

Press Officer
Public Relations Branch,
Defence Forces Headquarters,
Station Rd.,
Newbridge,
Co. Kildare

Office: 045 49 2502 , 045 49 2503
Email: press@military.ie

The Air Corps Press Office

Address:

Press Officer
Air Corps Headquarters,
Casement Aerodrome
Baldonnel,
Co. Dublin

Office: 01 403 7512 / 01 403 7561
Email: aircorpspress@military.ie

The Naval Service Press Office

Address:

Press Officer
Naval Service Headquarters,
Naval Base,
Haulbowline,
Cobh,
Co Cork

Office: 021 486 4769
Email: navypress@military.ie

Defence Forces Permanent Barracks

Aiken Barracks, Dundalk, Co. Louth
Address:

Aiken Barracks, Dundalk, Co. Louth

Units:

27 Infantry Battalion
A&B Companies

Phone: General Enquiries (042) 9332295
Casement Aerodrome, Co. Dublin
Address:


Casement Aerodrome,
Baldonnel,
Co. Dublin

Phone:

General Enquiries (01) 403 7800 or (01) 459 2493
Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin
Address:

Cathal Brugha Barracks,
Rathmines,
Dublin6

Units:








General Officer Commanding
7 Infantry Battalion
2 Brigade Cavalry Squadron
2 Brigade CIS Company
2 Brigade Transport Company
2 Brigade Ordnance Company
2 Brigade Miltary Police Company
Defence Forces School of Music
Military Archives

Reserve Units:





D Coy - 7 Infantry Battalion
2 x Cavalry Squadron Troops
CIS Radio Platoon
2 x Transport Company Platoons
Military Police Platoon
Dublin Unit Naval Service Reserve -DUNSR

Phone: General Enquiries (01) 804 6000
Military Archives (01) 804 6457
Collins Barracks, Cork
Address:

Collins Barracks, Cork

Units:







General Officer Commanding
1 Brigade Artillery Regiment
1 Brigade Cavalry Squadron
1 Brigade CIS Company
1 Brigade Engineer Company
1 Brigade Transport Company
1 Brigade Ordnance Company
1 Brigade Military Police Company

Reserve Units:




4 Artillery Battery
5 Artillery Battery
2 x Cavalry Squadron Troops
CIS Radio Platoon
2 x Transport Platoons
Military Police Platoon
Phone: General Enquiries: (021) 451 4000
Custume Barracks, Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Address:

Costume Barracks,
Athlone,
Co. Westmeath

Units:


6 Infantry Battalion
2 Brigade Artillery Regiment
2 Brigade Engineer Company

Reserve Units:

4 Artillery Battery
5 Artillery Battery
Field Engineer Platoon

Phone: General Enquiries (090) 642 1000
Curragh Camp, Co. Kildare
Address:

The Curragh Camp,
Co. Kildare

Units:

General Officer Commanding
The Military College
DFTC Support Unit
DFTC CIS Group
DFTC Transport Group
DFTC Engineer Group
DFTC Ordnance Group
DFTC Military Police Group
1 Mechanised Infantry Company
1 Armed Cavalry Squadron
Army Ranger Wing
Defence Forces Information Office
Office of An Cosantóir

Phone: General Enquiries (045) 44 5000
Dún Ui MhaoilÁosa (Renmore), Galway
Address:

Dún Ui MhaoilÁosa (Renmore) Barracks,
Renmore,
Galway.

Units: 1 Infantry Battalion
Reserve Units: D Company, 1 Infantry Battalion
Phone: (091) 751156
Finner Camp, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal
Address:


Finner Camp,
Ballyshannon,
Co. Donegal

Units: 28 Infantry Battalion
Phone: General Enquiries (071) 984150
General Military Hospital, Curragh, Co. Kildare
Address:


General Military Hospital,
Curragh Camp,
Co. Kildare

Phone:  General Enquiries (045) 441 203
Haulbowline Irish Naval Base, Co. Cork
Address:


Haulbowline,
Cobh,
Co. Cork

Phone: (021) 4864700
McKee Barracks, Dublin
Address:

McKee Barracks, Blackhorse Ave., Dublin7

Units:

Director of CIS Corps
Director of Engineer Corps
Director of Ordnance Corps
Director of Transport
Army Equitation School
Director of Defence Forces Training
Head Chaplain
Defence Forces Athletic Association
Defence Forces School of Catering
Defence Forces CIS Company

Phone: General Enquiries (01) 804 6000
Sarsfield Barracks, Limerick
Address:

Sarsfield Barracks,
Limerick

Units: 12 Infantry Battalion
Reserve Units: C Coy, 12 Infantry Battalion
Limerick Unit Naval Service Reserve - LUNSR
Phone: (061) 314233
St Bricins Hospital, Dublin
Address:

St Bricins Hospital,
Dublin7
Units: Director of Medical Corps 
Phone: General Enquiries: 01 8046970
Stephen's Barracks, Kilkenny
Address:

Stephen's Barracks,
Kilkenny

Units: 3 Infantry Battalion
Reserve Units: C Company, 3rd Infantry Battalion
Phone:

(056) 772 1174

Reserve Defence Forces Barracks

Boyle, Co. Roscommon
Address:

Boyle, Co. Roscommon

Units: E Company - 6 Infantry Battalion
Phone: (090) 642 1000
Bray, Co. Wicklow
Address:

Bray,
Co. Wicklow

Units:

E Company - 7 Infantry Battalion

Phone: (01) 804 6000
Castlebar, Co. Mayo
Address:

Castlebar,
Co. Mayo

Units: D Company - 6 Infantry Battalion
Phone: (090) 642 1000
Cavan
Address:

Cavan

Units:

C Coy - 27 Infantry Battalion

Phone: (0429) 333502
Clifden, Co. Galway
Address:

Clifden,
Co. Galway

Units: C Company - 1 Infantry Battalion
Phone: (091) 751703
Ennis, Co. Clare
Address:

Ennis,
Co. Clare

Units E Company - 1 Infantry Battalion
Phone: (091) 751703
Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
Address:

Letterkenny,
Co. Donegal

Units

C Company - 28 Infantry Battalion

Phone: (071) 984150
Mallow, Cork
Address:

Mallow,
Co. Cork

Units: D Company - 12 Infantry Battalion
Phone: (061) 314304
Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
Address:

Mullingar,
Co. Westmeath

Units: C Company - 6 Infantry Battalion
Phone: (090) 642 1000
Navan, Co. Meath
Address:

Navan,
Co. Meath

Units:

E Company - 27 Infantry Battalion

Phone: (0429) 333502
Skibereen, Cork
Address:

Skibereen,
Co. Cor
k

Units: F Company - 12 Infantry Battalion
Phone: (061) 314304
Sligo
Address:

Sligo

Units

D Company 28 Infantry Battalion

Phone: (071) 984150
Templemore
Address:

McCann Barracks,
Templemore

Units: D Company - 3 Infantry Battalion 
Phone: (056) 772 1174 - HQ 3 Infantry Battalion
Tralee, Kerry
Address:

Tralee,
Co. Kerry

Units: E Company - 12 Infantry Battalion
Phone: (061) 314304
Waterford
Address:

Waterford

Units: F Company 3 Infantry Battalion 
Waterford unit Naval Service Reserve - WUNSR
Phone: (056) 7721174
Wexford
Address:

Wexford

Units:

ECompany - 3 Infantry Battalion

Phone: (056) 7721174

Defence Forces Training Camps

Coolmoney Camp, Co Wicklow
Address:


Coolmoney Camp,
Glen of Imall,
Co Wicklow

Phone:

General Enquiries (045) 445 000
Range Warden (045) 404 653

Gormanstown Camp, Meath
Address:


Gormanstown Camp,
Gormanstown,
Co. Meath

Phone: (01) 841 2102
Kilbride Camp, Wicklow
Address:

Kilbride,
Co. Wicklow

Phone: General Enquiries (01) 804 2790
Kilworth Camp, Cork
Address:

Kilworth Camp,
Kilworth, Co. Cork

Phone: General Enquiries (025) 24011

Reserve Defence Forces Contact Details

RDF 1 Brigade
Address:

HQ RDF 1 Brigade,
Collins Barracks,
Cork

Office: Admin Matters Contact 061 314233 extn 4380
Email:

Recruitment info dicky.doyle@defenceforces.ie

RDF 2 Brigade
Address:

Cathal Brugha Barracks
Rathmines
Dublin 6

Office:

01-8046244

Email:

frank.moles@defenceforces.ie

Naval Service Reserve
Address:

Naval Base
Haulbowline
Co. Cork

Office:

021 4864700

Email:

nsrcadre@eircom.net

Reserve Defence Forces Authority

Military Archives

Military Archives
Address:

Officer in Charge,
Military Archives,
Cathal Brugha Barracks,
Rathmines,
Dublin 6.

Office: + 00 353 1 8046457
Email: militaryarchives@defenceforces.ie

Freedom of Information

Freedom of Infomation Officer
Address:




Freedom of Information Officer,
Defence Forces Headquarters,
Department of Defence,
Station Road,
Newbridge
Co. Kildare

Office:

(045) 49 2577/2578

Email: foi@defenceforces.ie

Overseas Addresses

Defence Forces Personnel UNIFIL
Address:




Number, Rank, Name
Irish Contingent,
Po Box 199,
UNIFIL,
Tyre,
Lebanon

Defence Forces Personnel with UNDOF
Normal
Address:

Service No
Rank
Name
Irish Contingent
Camp Ziouani
PO Box 111
Qatzrin 12900
Israel.


DHL
Registered
Mail:

Service NO
Rank
Name
Irish Contingent
Camp Ziouani
next to Kibutz Ein-Zivan
Golan Heights
10426
Israel

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