Congo Veterans 60th Anniversary Commemorated in Kilkenny with Minister Noonan


Veterans of the 1962 United Nations Irish Defence Forces Congo mission convened at the Kilkenny War Memorial to mark the 60th anniversary of their deployment.


My Dad was on his third tour of duty by 1962. Like his comrades, he remembers that time fondly.


Today was about gathering to remember old friends passed on and to honour that pioneering time in Ireland's long and distinguished history of peacekeeping.