A very special boat is on its way to Rathmullan

first_imgNavy ship LÉ James Joyce is to pay a visit to Donegal in time for the Rathmullan Community Festival and annual Regatta.Subject to operational commitments, LÉ James Joyce will set anchor at Rathmullan pier on Sunday August 6, said McHugh.The festival is scheduled to begin on Saturday August 5 culminating in Regatta Day on Monday August 7. The visit of the vessel has been arranged in conjunction with Minister Joe McHugh.He said “I want to thank the Minister with Responsibility for Defence Paul Kehoe and the Naval Service for assisting in this visit,” said Minister McHugh.“I’d also like to thank the Naval Service who have agreed to a request from me on behalf of the festival organisers.”Minister Kehoe said “The Permanent Defence Force has a long and proud association with County Donegal with personnel based at Finner Camp. The visit of LÉ James Joyce will provide an insight into the important maritime duties of the Defence Forces, through the personal experiences of her crew. “LÉ James Joyce is one of the new Naval Service vessels which the Government has recently invested in to ensure our Naval Service is equipped with modern vessels and technology to perform their duties.”Minister McHugh added: “Our Naval Service does important work here at home and abroad and when it is possible we do try to facilitate visits from members of the public.“On this occasion the LE James Joyce is available to dock in Rathmullan where the crew will be happy to meet members of the public and talk about the work they do on behalf of the country.”A very special boat is on its way to Rathmullan was last modified: July 21st, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:LE James JoyceRathmullanlast_img

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