There was a British military presence in Fermoy from the early 19th century until Irish Independence in 1922. During that time, the town’s military barracks straddled Barrack’s Hill on the north side of the town. On the site of the former barracks’ square, you will now find the town’s GAA grounds. Entering through the ornamental gate, note the brick wall – this was the original wall of the barracks and is one of the few remaining vestiges of the military’s time in Fermoy.