Griffith Barracks in Dublin is to start a new life as a college campus.
Griffith Barracks in Dublin which was closed by the army in 1989 has been sold at auction for £1.75 million. The winning bid was made by Diarmuid Hegarty on behalf of Business and Accounting Training. The new owners say they will preserve the stone buildings which they plan to convert to a business college.
While these old buildings will never again resound to marching feet or the anguish of prisoners, they enter a new era based on the business ethos of the nineties.
The former army barracks was built in the early 19th century and covers six and a half acres on the South Circular Road. The complex is to be renamed as Griffith College.
An RTÉ News report by Jeri Ward broadcast on 26 June 1991.