Monday 16 July 2018

In pictures: Irish soldiers stationed abroad send Christmas messages home

Cpl Lily Ray Carlow (111 Inf Bn, UNIFIL) Wishing my girlfriend Celine a very happy Christmas miss you and wishing my family and all the gang from Gallbally and the girls from Kiss a wonderful Christmas Love Lily
Cpl Lily Ray Carlow (111 Inf Bn, UNIFIL) Wishing my girlfriend Celine a very happy Christmas miss you and wishing my family and all the gang from Gallbally and the girls from Kiss a wonderful Christmas Love Lily
Trooper Ian Cotter from Cork and Trooper Steven Canavan from Newbridge, Co. Kildare (UNDOF) Trooper Ian Cotter from Cork and Trooper Steven Canavan from Newbridge, Co. Kildare on a MOWAG Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) in Camp Ziouani during the Christmas Period.
Corporal Karl Conlon (L) from Leitrim Village, Trooper David Byrne (R) from Bray, Co Wicklow and Gunner Luke Doyle (Bottom) from Rhode, Co Offaly (UNDOF) Corporal Karl Conlon (L) from Leitrim Village, Trooper David Byrne (R) from Bray, Co Wicklow and Gunner Luke Doyle (Bottom) from Rhode, Co Offaly on a MOWAG Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) in Camp Ziouani. They are ready to deploy in the UNDOF Area of Operations (AO) at a moment's notice. Corporal Karl Conlon: To my wife Sharon and kids Paige and Fiachra. I wish ye a happy Christmas and hope ye have a great time and I will see ye soon;. Trooper David Byrne: Wishing my Girlfriend, Kellie, mother Catherine, Father David Snr and sister Allie a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. See you all soon! Gunner Luke Doyle: Wishing everyone at home in Rhode the very best Christmas, especially the family. Big shout out to Billy as well. Hope everyone has a great Christmas and New Year, see you all soon!
This is my second Christmas in a row deployed in the Middle East, praying WhatsApp invent a feature where you taste glazed ham and mustard, as well as see it! Wishing all my family and friends a Merry Christmas; well catch up in a few months time!
Tpr Wayne Hallon Wexford (111 Inf Bn UNIFIL) Wishing my son Alfie a very Happy Christmas Love you so much son and Daddy will be home soon and I would like to wish my family and friends a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Sgt Declan Higgins and Cpl Michael Hurley both from Fermoy and Tpr Colin O'Connor Dublin (111 Inf Bn, UNFIL) Merry Christmas to all our friends and family.
Corporal Karl Conlon from Letrim Village, Trooper David Byrne from Bray Co. Wicklow, Gunner Karl Lowndes from Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, Gunner Luke Doyle from Rhode, Co. Offaly and Gunner Eoin Mahon They are part of the quick reaction force (QRF) that mobilise immediately in case of an emergency at UN positions. They will be carrying out this duty on Christmas Day." Gunner Karl Lowndes:To my girlfriend Sinead, her parents Margaret and Sean, her brother Shane and his girlfriend Janine. I hope ye all have a Merry Christmas. I would also like to wish a Happy Christmas to my Mother, my Father, my brother and his Fiance Tasha and my nephew Hunter. Gunner Eoin Mahon: "Wishing all my friends, family and girlfriend a very Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Comdt Aileen Keating, Cork (UNTSO) Visiting Santa in Jerusalem! The Keatings who have deployed to the Middle East as a family wish all their friends and family back home a very Merry Christmas.
Cpl Gareth Dermody Dundalk (111 INf Bn, UNIFIL) Wishing Grace, Josh and Ryan a Happy Christmas and New Year. Also wishing my parents and family a happy Christmas and New Year
Cpl Lillie Ray Carlow and Sgt Jemma Donovan Cobh (111 Inf Bn, UNIFIL) Merry Christmas to all our friends and family
Cpl Lyndon Casey, Fermoy, Cpl Jacquiline Sheehan, Mitchelstown, CS Tony Macklin, Roscommon and Comdt Eoin Scanlon, Kilkenny (111 Inf Bn, UNIFIL) Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our friends and family
Pte Stephen Barry Lismore Co Waterford (111 Inf Bn, UNIFIL) Wishing my wife Mairead kids Sean and Molly a Happy Christmas missing ye all
RQMS William Hallows from Clondalkin, Dublin, Sergeant Major Philip Hayden from the Curragh, Kildare and CQMS Michael Stynes from the Curragh, Kildare (UNDOF) RQMS William Hallows from Clondalkin, Dublin, Sergeant Major Philip Hayden from the Curragh, Kildare and CQMS Michael Stynes from the Curragh, Kildare stand beside the 56 Infantry Group Christmas tree". We want to wish all of our families and friends a merry Christmas and a happy new year!
Pte Tom Quinn Kildare and Cpl David Nolan Galway Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our friends and fa
Ptes Jason Ryan Michael D Alton and Damian Dargan all Limerick (111 Inf Bn, UNIFIL) Happy Christmas!
Sgt Declan Higgins Fermoy (111 Inf Bn, UNIFIL) Wishing my family and son Bobby a Happy Christmas and Happy New Year from your Dad love ye all
Sgt Gerry Coyne Mullingar and Sgt Mark Healy Offaly (111 Inf Bn, UNIFIL) Merry Christmas to all at home
Sgt Jemma Donovan, FS John McCarthy and Cpl Lillie Ray (111 Inf Bn, UNIFIL) Merry Christmas to all our friends and family.
Corporal Colm Duggan from Tallaght, Dublin (UNDOF) Corporal Colm Duggan from Tallaght, Dublin puts up Christmas lights in the GPO". Corporal Colm Duggan: "Looking forward to seeing you all soon, have a great Christmas and New Year!"
Sgt Major John O'Neil Kildare (111 Inf Bn, UNIFIL) Merry Christmas!
Sergeant Paddy Clarke (left) from Edenderry, County Offaly and Corporal Jason Rhattigan from Ballymahon, County Longford (UNDOF) Sergeant Paddy Clarke: I can't wait to see you all in the New Year. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all my family and friends. Corporal Jason Rhattigan: Merry Christmas to all my friends and family back home.
Signalman Darren Carrie from Dunleer, Co Louth maintaining communications equipment in Camp Ziouani. Signalman Darren Carrie:Wishing my girlfriend Lauren and all of my family a very Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year. See you all soon!
Cpl Tony McAlister from Laois serving with EUTM Mali, wishes his family and friends a very happy Christmas.
SGT GEORGE FOLEY MALI
SGT MARK O'RIORDAN Sgt Mark O Riordan from Waterford serving with EUTM Mali, wishes his family and friends a very Happy Christmas.
Pte Eoin Lucey Mullingar Merry Christmas to all my friends and family
SGT NOEL O'BRIEN MALI Sgt Noel O Brien from Galway, serving with EUTM Mali, wishes his family & friends a very happy Christmas.
LT CHRIS HUMPHREYS from Waterford Serving with EUTM in Mali he wishes his family and friends a very Happy Christmas
Gunner Niamh Clancy (UNDOF) Gunner Niamh Clancy puts up Christmas decorations in the GPO. Gunner Niamh Clancy:I want to wish everyone back home a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. See you all soo
Corporal Laura Collins from Belfast (UNDOF) Corporal Laura Collins:Happy Christmas to all my loved ones back at home.
Comdt Greg O Keeffe from Cork Comdt Greg OKeeffe from Cork sends Christmas greetings to his wife Michelle, their sons Seán & Conor and their granddaughters Isabelle & Emilia.
Happy Christmas from Kosovo BQMS George Griffin from Mallow sends Christmas greetings to his wife Breda, daughter Jenny and granddaughter Rhianna.
Happy Christmas from Kosovo RSM Paul Fagan from Co. Waterford living in Newbridge, Kildare sends Christmas Greetings to his wife Mary Lou, daughters Emma & Hannah and grandson AJ.
Happy Christmas from Kosovo Company Sergeant Kenneth Murphy from Dublin sends Christmas greetings to his wife Adrienne and children Katie, Kerry, Kenneth and Harry.
Happy Christmas from Kosovo Comdt Michael Cullen from Wicklow sends Christmas greetings to his wife Caroline and children Conor, Emma and Hugh.
Happy Christmas from DRC Congo Capt Eoin Murphy from Naas, Kildare would like to wish my girlfriend Lisa, my family, friends and military colleagues a very Happy Christmas and New Year from MONUSCO DRC.
Comdt Aileen Keating Comdt Aileen Keating serving with UNTSO for 2 years...So far she has served in The Golan Heights and Jerusalem & will be home in 2019. Wishing all the Keatings & Leonards in West Cork a delightful Christmas, well be home for Clonakilty black pudding and Lesleys trifle soon!
Captain Eoin Carroll Tipperary (111 Inf Bn, UNIFIL) Happy Christmas to all my Friends and Family
Captain Tarlach Doorley Naas (111 Inf Bn, UNIFIL) Wishing my fiancee Louise my family and all my friends at home a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Captain Steven Byrne Monaghan and Captain Kevin Lanigan from Carrick on Suir Co Tipperary (111 Inf Bn, UNIFIL) Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our friends and family
Company Sergeant Larry Byrne Kilmacthomas Co Waterford To my wife Helena Happy Christmas Capt Richie Piggot Naas Happy Christmas to my wife Karen on our anniversary Cpl David Nolan Galway Company Sergeant Larry Byrne Kilmacthomas Co Waterford To my wife Helena Happy Christmas Capt Richie Piggot Naas Happy Christmas to my wife Karen on our anniversary Cpl David Nolan Galway Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all my friends and family
Cpl David Nolan (111 Inf Bn, UNIFIL) Merry Christmas to all my family and friends
Comdt Cathal Keohane, Rochestown, Co. Cork (111 Inf Bn, UNIFIL) Merry Christmas to my family and friends
Corporal Vinnie Jackson from Lucan, Dublin (UNDOF) Corporal Vinnie Jackson from Lucan, Dublin decorates the Christmas tree in the GPO. Corporal Vinnie Jackson: "Hi to all my family and friends and Merry Christmas! I will see you all soon
Corporal Jason Rhattigan (L) from Ballymahon, Longford and Signalman Darren Carrie (R) from Dunleer, County Louth (UNDOF) Corporal Jason Rhattigan (L) from Ballymahon, Longford and Signalman Darren Carrie (R) from Dunleer, County Louth .Corporal Jason Rhattigan: To my wife Natasha and sons Tyler and Caleb and all of my family and friends. I hope ye have a wonderful Christmas and I can't wait to see ye in the new year. Hope Santa spoils you all
Cpl Patrick O Brien Meath (111 Inf Bn, UNIFIL) Merry Christmas to my family and friends
Cpl Robbie O'Shea and Pte Eddie Dunne Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our friends and families
CQMS Tony Price and FS John McCarthy
Flight Sergeant John McCarthy Johnstown Co Kilkenny Wishing my dear wife Andrea son Adam and daughter Sarah a Happy and Peaceful Christmas Missing you all
Gnr Noel Lynch Cappoquinn and Gnr Jamie Kenny Gurranabraher Cork City
Gnr Ross McCarty from Youghal Gnrs Christian Sheehan and Steven Desmond from Dripsey Cork Gnr Jamie Kenny from Gurranabraher Cork City and Sgt Ger Shaw from Blarney Happy Christmas to all our families and friends.
Gnr Stephen Desmond Dripsey Co Cork and Gnr Jamie Kenny Gurrananbraher Cork City Merry Christmas to all our families and friends
Gnrs Ryan Fielding Hollyhill Cork Chris Harris Fairhill Cork and Ciaran Ryan Cobh Happy Christmas to everyone at home
Lt Cian Clancy Clonakilty Co Cork Wishing all of my family and friends a wonderful Christmas and New Year Wishing my family and friends the happiest of Christmas see you all soon
Pte Darren Walsh Dublin Merry Christmas to all my friends and family
Pte Eoin Whelan Waterford (111 Inf Bn, UNIFIL) Lynn and my daughter Beth Happy Christmas and I'll see ye in the New Year

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