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60 Years Peacekeeping1958 - 2018

This year marks the 60th Anniversary of Ireland's first Peacekeeping deployment in 1958.

Since then, Ireland have maintained the longest unbroken service on the front line of peace with over 70,000 individual tours of duty completed by the men and women of Óglaigh na hÉireann.

This year, we remember the 87 members of the Defence Forces who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of Peace.

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The Fleet

The fleet comprises one Helicopter Patrol Vessel (HPV), three Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV), two Large Patrol Vessel (LPV) and two Coastal Patrol Vessels (CPV). Each vessel is equipped with state of the art machinery, weapons, communication’s and navigation systems.   The Flagship of the Irish Naval Service is the L.É. Eithne which a HPV.  

The NS Fleet keeps the tradition of naming its vessels after famous women from Irish and Celtic mythology. Currently the Naval Service operates eight ships. 

  • L.É. EITHNE  P 31
  • L.É. ORLA P 41
  • L.É. C͍ARA P 42
  • L.É. RÓISÍN P 51
  • L.É. NIAMH P 52
  • L.É SAMUEL BECKETT P61
  • L.É JAMES JOYCE P62

The L.É. before the ships names means Long Éireannach or Irish Ship.

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