Kickham Barracks feature on Nationwide programme

Kickham Barracks in Clonmel will feature extensively on RTE’s Nationwide programme at 7pm this evening, Wednesday, April 4th. 

Kickham Barracks in Clonmel will feature extensively on RTE’s Nationwide programme at 7pm this evening, Wednesday, April 4th. 

South East correspondent Damien Tiernan talks to some of the soldiers and their wives who speak of their sadness at the closure and the effect it will have on them and the town.

Amongst the archive footage shown viewers will see the troops being inspected before going to Cyprus in 1964 and President de Valera inspecting the guard of honour of soldiers from Kickham Barracks when he received the Freedom of Clonmel in 1960.

RTE cameraman Neilus Dennehy also filmed the final marching out parade from the barracks last week and the lowering of the flag, which saw the end of a military presence in the town after over 350 years.