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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Naval Service Training

Training and Development

The Naval Service offers an exciting, challenging, dynamic and rewarding career, exposing young people with numerous opportunities for personal development and work advancement. Young people are offered training and education throughout their career that is accredited and recognised across the society it serves, thereby delivering even better citizens.

The Naval College inducts, trains and educates Naval Service personnel for the challenges of naval life in the 21st Century. These challenges include an ability to respond effectively to the legal, political, economic and scientific challenges that will arise in an ever-changing global arena.


Visit the Naval Service Careers Page for more information about Naval Service Career Development