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Glen of Imaal

Last modified: 07 Mar 2013, submitted by: Paddy K.
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Country: Ireland   

Latitude: 52° 58' 37" N     Longitude: -7° 24' 51" E

Area use / Military Branches: Firing range

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Glen of Imaal; the Coolmoney Camp is the garrison for the near army artillery range.
The firing range is utilised throughout the year by the Irish Army as a training area. It is the only range in the country capable for artillery as the 25 Pounder and the 105mm Light Gun. The range is extremely suitable for firing anti-tank weapons, mortars and heavy machine guns, as well as the vehicle mounted weapons of the Cavalry Corps. Military training in the area is not limited to the firing of heavy weapons. Tactical exercises regularly take place there, often involving MOWAG Armoured Personnel Carriers and Irish Air Corps helicopters. Exercises in Peacekeeping Ops are a regular feature of the military calendar in the Glen. The purpose of these exercises is to prepare for overseas duty with the UN., Units using the Glen area are normally billeted in the nearby Coolmoney Camp.

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