The Minister for Defence, Mr Donegan, yesterday formally opened a scheme of 50 houses for married soldiers at he Curragh training camp. The scheme, which was undertaken by the National Building Agency, is part of the process of development and renewal which has been going at the camp since it was originally built as a series of hutments in 1856.
“The old married quarters for non-commissioned officers and privates date from a time before the camp was taken over by the State,” said Mr. Donegan. “They are not by any means our choicest inheritance from that era. The considerable efforts made to improve them have helped to a degree. However, the fact remains that these old quarters do not lend themselves to modernisation or to satisfactory environmental improvement”.
Photograph by Dermot O’Shea shows Mr. Donegan entering one of the new houses watched by Colonel Con Burke Officer Commanding Curragh Camp and Private and Mrs. Christopher Gannon, occupants of the house.
And straight I will repair To the Curragh of Kildare For it's there I'll finds tidings of my dear
Post by gercollinsfurlong on Oct 4, 2009 17:11:49 GMT
Hi Matt Nice to see the newspaper clip and photo of O/P i can remember moving into the park way back then i truly loved living there if i could i would move back in a heart beat or any part of the old camp and to have all the old neighbours back also.I'm living in newbridge over 20 years and its not the same ,and believe me anyone i ever heard saying a word wrong about the curragh always gets a piece of my mine once a curragh girl always a curragh girl [well i wouldn't say girl now more like auld one. ;D