Family open day at Kilkenny's James Stephens Barracks

Weapons display, unarmed combat display, kids' facepainting and more as part of events

Sam Matthews

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Family open day at Kilkenny's James Stephens Barracks

An open day is planned for July 28 in the local barracks

The 3 Infantry Battalion at Kilkenny's James Stephens Barracks will have a family/open day next Friday, July 28.

There will be a weapons display, unarmed combat display, kids' facepainting and MOWAG Armoured Personnel Carriers on display. The 1 Brigade, Defence Forces band will also be playing music.

Proceedings get under way at 2pm and will continue until 4pm.

The 3 Infantry Battalion has responsibility for the south-east, and as such, soldiers based here come from all the surrounding counties.