Impressive LÉ Niamh visited Galway for Seafest (Photos)

LÉ Niamh paid a visit to Galway this weekend as part of the Seafest maritime festival. The weekend was a fantastic celebration of all things coastal with massive crowds turning up to see the likes of the LÉ Niamh (Irish Naval service), Granuaile (Irish lights) and Celtic Explorer (Marine Institute) on showcase in the harbour.

Check out the LÉ Niamh photos & video below.

Watch the Video of LE Niamh arriving in


LÉ Niamh is the second Large patrol vessel of the navy. She was built at Appledore Shipyards, Devon and commissioned in 2001.


Vital stats: Length 79 metres – Weight 1,500 tonnes – Top speed 23 knots



From July to September 2015, LE Niamh took part in humanitarian operations in the Mediterranean rescuing migrants from unseaworthy vessels attempting to make the treacherous crossing.


Moored safely with boarding stairway in place.


Safety barriers in place before the crowds arrive

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