Monday, April 26, 2010

Freedom of the Borough

It was with enormous pride and honour I was involved with the Freedom of the Borough presented to the Royal Irish Regiment this month by the Council.

The men were inspected on the West Lawn of the Town Hall complete with bands and their mascot Irish Wolfhound, Brian Boru.

The men marched through the town to tremendous applause and respect. Everyone realising that these young men would shortly be redeployed to Helmand province later this year.

The greatest cheer went up when they played their special march - Killaloe.

My best wishes go with the regiment and for a safe return to home.