Defence Minister in Limerick to open €3.2m multi-sports facility

The Defence Minister Simon Coveney officially opened a new Gymnasium and Multi Sports facility at Sarsfield Barracks,Limerick.

This new €3.2m facility is an important element of the Defence Force’s ongoing capital building programme, Minister said. 

The building represents a significant upgrading of the facilities of Sarsfield Barracks and is one of a suite of new infrastructure projects to be delivered for the 1 Bde as part of the Defence Forces Infrastructure Plan.
Other projects for 1 Bde include the renovation and construction of two accommodation blocks in Collins Barracks in Co. Cork, and the Upgrade of the USAC Facility, in Renmore in Co. Galway.

The Minister stated “The provision of this new gymnasium and multi-purpose hall will improve the living and working environment for military personnel at Sarsfield Barracks and will be of major benefit in achieving the high standards of physical fitness necessary for the development of military fitness, which is essential to meet the operational requirements of the Defence Forces both at home and overseas”

The new gym will cater for the physical fitness and well-being needs of over 530 Defence Forces personnel stationed here and in the surrounding area.

This new €3.2m facility is an important element of the Defence Force’s ongoing capital building programme that is designed to modernise and enhance the training, operational and accommodation facilities available to members. Having a high-quality gymnasium on-site will also deliver high-quality support to Defence Forces’ health and physical fitness levels.

Minister Coveney acknowledged all those involved in delivering this facility in these challenging times. In particular the Design Team and the Contractor, Martins Construction Ltd, who are a Munster-based company.

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