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For the first time in 333 years, ships of the national navy will make a courtesy stop in Limerick (Ireland) to celebrate the past and present friendship between EU neighbors Ireland and France.

A group of 4 training ships will embark on the River Shannon on 24th May and dock at Limerick Docks for a few days. They will meet on Saturday in the fifth building. These are the fox, Cheetah, Leopard, the tiger And Lynx.

The occasion will be more festive than 333 years ago, in 1691, when French troops arrived to reinforce the forces of King James II of England during the Jacobite Rebellion. However, it arrived after William II's army laid siege to the city and, shortly after, the Treaty of Limerick was signed, leading to the deportation of over 12,000 Irish soldiers to France, an episode known as the “wild flight”. Goose”.

Over the weekend, crew members will attend the annual event of the Irish United Nations Veterans Association.

Although access to the harbor is not possible for security reasons, the comings and goings of buildings can be seen from the bridge across the Shannon.

Source: Live 95 (Ireland)

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