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President McAleese visits the Naval Base in Haulbowline.

President Mary McAleese, accompanied by the Deputy Chief of Staff (Operations) Major General Ralph James, and the Flag Officer Commanding the Naval Service, Commodore Mark Mellet will visit the Naval Base in Haulbowline on Monday the 10th of October at 12.00pm.

The visit will commence with a Naval Service Guard of Honour at the National Maritime College of Ireland, followed by a short tour of college facilities.

President McAleese will then address Personnel at the Naval Base before boarding the LE Niamh and sailing to Cork city. A number of schools will line the banks of the River Lee to greet President McAleese. 

The visit marks the final official visit of President McAleese to Cork city.

The Naval Service is the maritime component of the Defence Forces and is the primary sea going agency of the state.

Further information can be found on the Naval Serice Page


Press Release Date: Monday 10th October, 2011

For Further Information contact:

Press Officer: Comdt. Neil Nolan

Tel: 045 49 2502 , 045 49 2503

Mobile : 087 2482130

E-mail: Press Officer

Web: www.military.ie