1st Brigade (Ireland)

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1st Brigade
Irish: 1ú Briogáid
Southern Brigade Flash.svg
1st Brigade shoulder flash
Country Ireland
Part ofBadge of the Irish Defence Forces.svg Defence Forces
Garrison/HQCollins Barracks, Cork
Brigadier General Philip Brennan[1]
FlagFlag of 1st Brigade (Ireland).svg
Soldiers parade at Collins Barracks in Cork, HQ of the Army's 1st Brigade

The 1st Brigade (known as 1st (Southern) Brigade until the 2012 reorganisation of the army) (Irish: 1ú Briogáid) is a brigade of the Irish Army. The brigade headquarters are in Collins Barracks 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 "vital installations" including civil transport infrastructure sites such as Cork Harbour, Cork Airport, Shannon Airport and Farranfore Airport.[2][3]


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


Training facilities[edit]


  1. ^ "General Officer Commanding 1 Brigade". Irish Defence Forces. Retrieved 4 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Organisation - Army - 1st Brigade". military.ie. Defence Forces. Retrieved 22 February 2017.
  3. ^ "1st Brigade". Defence Forces Ireland. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  4. ^ "Info Centre - How we are organised". military.ie. Defence Forces. Retrieved 22 February 2017.