LE James Joyce crew to be honoured in Dun Laoghaire this weekend

A ceremony will take place this Saturday at Dun Laoghaire Harbour to recognise the members of the Defense Force for their humanitarian missions overseas.

The International Operational Service Medals will be awarded in a ceremony taking place on Carlisle Pier at 12.00 on Saturday 26th November.

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LE James Joyce commissioning ceremony in Dun Laoghaire September 2015

The LE James Joyce will return to Dun Laoghaire Harbour for the occasion. The ship has strong ties with the town and was officially commissioned into service last year at a ceremony in the harbour. While the service medal ceremony is not open to the public the ship will be on view from the Harbour Plaza on the East Pier.

The crew of the LE Niamh were awarded International Operational Service Medals from their work in Sierra Leon at Cobh earlier this month.

The LE James Joyce isn’t the only ship in town this weekend – the Dutch Naval ship Van Amstel is also visiting Dublin this weekend – read more here.

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