Moves on demolitions at Magee Barracks in Kildare town

demolition work has begun on vacant buildings at the abandoned Magee Barracks in Kildare town.

demolition work has begun on vacant buildings at the abandoned Magee Barracks in Kildare town.

Local councillor Tony O’Donnell has welcomed the work. The former artillery base has become a focal point for anti-social behaviour, including arson attacks, in recent years.

It is understood that the Department of Defence has started to demolish huts on the site. They have also committed to upgrading the boundary fencing around the site.

“While the measures being undertaken will help with the immediate problems being experienced by locals, it is still vital that we find a productive use for the site,” added Cllr O’Donnell.