With the sad news that Cork’s 4th Infantry Battalion is to be disbanded after 80 years at Collins Barracks we look back at how this historic regiment has served Ireland at home and abroad.

 

Members of the 4th Infantry Battalion, Collins Barracks, in action during the Southern Command falling plates shooting competition at Kilworth in 1997.

 

Cpl Bernadette Flynn of the 4th Infantry Battalion, Collins Barracks, wears the shamrock during the St Patrick’s Day parade at the barracks in 2009.

 

Plaque at the standing stone memorial in Collin’s Barracks in memory of the men killed in a training accident at the Glen of Imaal, Co. Wicklow, in May 1977.

 

The 4th Infantry Battalion army pipe band – winners of All-Ireland competitions pictured at Collins Barracks in 1967.

 

Members of the 4th Infantry Battalion, Collins Barracks, in action during the Southern Command falling plates shooting competition at Kilworth in 1997

 

1997: Sgt Major Willie Scott, Sgt John Wade, Lt Col T Crow, the then Lord Mayor Ald. Jim Corr, BQ John O’Leary, C/S Jim Morrison and Sgt Denis Buckley announce a charity walk from Youghal to Cork by members of the 4th battalion in aid of children in Rwanda.