Ceremonial Military GuardThe National Monument

A Ceremonial Military Guard will parade at the site of the ‘National Memorial to Members of the Defence Forces who died in the Service of the State’, at Merrion Square park, Dublin during July and August.

Ceremonies will take place at Merrion Square Park, every Saturday from 16th July to Saturday 20th August 2016.

Units from throughout the Defence Forces, across the Army, Air Corps and Naval Service will participate in this Military Guard Ceremony in solemn remembrance of their fallen comrades.

The ceremony will last approximately one hour.


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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. AÍSLING  P 23
  • L.É. NIAMH P 52
  • L.É. RÓISÍN P 51
  • L.É. ORLA P 41
  • L.É. C͍ARA P 42

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

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