1st Brigade (Ireland)

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1st Brigade
Southern Brigade Flash.svg
1st (Southern) Brigade shoulder flash
Country Ireland
Part of Irish Army
Garrison/HQ Collins Barracks (Cork)
Colors Flag of 1st Brigade (Ireland).svg
Brigadier-General Derry Fitzgerald[1]

The 1st Brigade (known as 1st (Southern) Brigade until the 2012 reorganisation of the army) is a brigade of the Irish Army. Its headquarters are in Cork. The 1st Brigade is responsible for military operations in the south of Ireland. Its area of responsibility includes the counties of Galway, Offaly, Laois, Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford, Waterford, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Tipperary. It is also responsible for the security of a number of important installations including Cork harbour, Cork Airport, Shannon Airport and Farranfore Airport.[2]


  • Brigade HQ - Collins Barracks, Cork.
  • 1st Infantry Battalion (Galway)
  • 3rd Infantry Battalion (Ireland) (Kilkenny)
  • 12th Infantry Battalion (Limerick)
  • 1 Artillery Regiment (Cork)
  • 1 Cavalry Squadron (Cork)
  • 1 Communication and Information Services Company (Cork)
  • 1 Engineer Group (Cork)
  • 1 Supply & Transport Group (Cork)
  • 1 Ordnance Group (Cork)
  • 1 Military Police Company (Cork)