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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  • Irish Naval Service

    Serving Ireland at Sea

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  • Search and Rescue

    Naval Operations Command

  • Fleet Shoot

    See the Irish Naval Weapons and Equipment

  • Naval Service Training

    Highly trained to deal with all situations....

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  • Shooting at Dusk

    Experience it firsthand

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  • Meet the fleet

    See our range of vessels

  • Sea Survival Training

    Learn how to survive at sea


The Naval Service

Naval Service

The Naval Service is the State's principal seagoing agency with a general responsibility to meet contingent and actual maritime defence requirements. It is tasked with a variety of defence and other roles.
Defence roles include defending territorial seas, deterring intrusive or aggressive acts, conducting maritime surveillance, maintaining an armed naval presence, ensuring right of passage, protecting marine assets and contributing to a blockade if required. The Naval Service must also be capable of supporting Army operations by sea lift and close naval support.