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#AdmiralBrown – The Argentine connection with Foxford, Co. Mayo will once again be celebrated when it commemorates the 157th anniversary of the death of its most famous son, Admiral William Brown.

Admiral's Day on March 3 will be celebrated in the village with a piper led procession, which will include the Argentine Ambassador to Ireland, HE Silvia Maria Merega, the Second Secretary Rafael Galetto, from the Embassy of Argentina, Dublin, and representatives of the Irish Naval Service.

This will be followed by Mass at 12 noon and a laying of wreaths as the last post is sounded at the Brown Monument. For more about this year's events which mark the bicentenary of two major naval victories by Brown, the Mayo Advertiser reports.

 

Published in Coastal Notes

#ADMIRAL BROWN – In addition to the 155th anniversary commemoration of the death of Admiral William Brown which was held in the Argentinian capital at the weekend, as previously reported on Afloat.ie, a second ceremony was held in Foxford, Co. Mayo, the birthplace of the admiral who founded the navy of the South American country.

In attendance were the Argentine Ambassador, Dr. Maria Bondanza, with Argentine Naval Attache, Group Captain Alejandro Amoros, and Irish Naval Service Commodore, Mark Mellett. For more about this story as reported by MayoToday click HERE.

Commodore Mellett who also hails from Co. Mayo was appointed Flag Officer Commanding the Naval Service (FOCNS) following the retirement of Commodore Frank Lynch in December 2010.

The Mayo native will be addressing delegates this Friday at the inaugural IMERC Conference on Maritime Geostrategic Thinking for Ireland at the National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI) in Ringaskiddy.

IMERC which stands for the Irish Maritime and Energy Resource Cluster will host the conference in the college where guided tours of the facility will also be made available during the one-day conference. The conference is open to the public and free of charge, for more information including conference agenda click HERE.

Published in Navy
Captain Mark Mellett has been appointed as the new head of the Naval Service, the Mayo born native replaces Commodore Frank Lynch as Flag Officer Commanding, who retired in December.
During his career, Captain Mellett has commanded the Peacock class CPV sisters L.E. Orla (P41) in 1992, L.E. Ciara (P42) in 1997 and the 'flagship' L.E. Eithne (P31) in 2005. The following year, his command of the OPV L.E. Eithne included the first tour of an Irish naval vessel to South America. On that occasion the visit was to commemorate Admiral Brown (of Foxford, Co. Mayo), who founded the Argentinian Navy.

To read more about this new appointment as reported by RTE click HERE

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About boot Düsseldorf: With almost 250,000 visitors, boot Düsseldorf is the world's largest boat and water sports fair and every year in January the “meeting place" for the entire industry. From 18 to 26 January 2020, around 2,000 exhibitors will be presenting their interesting new products, attractive further developments and maritime equipment. This means that the complete market will be on site in Düsseldorf and will be inviting visitors on nine days of the fair to an exciting journey through the entire world of water sports in 17 exhibition halls covering 220,000 square meters. With a focus on boats and yachts, engines and engine technology, equipment and accessories, services, canoes, kayaks, kitesurfing, rowing, diving, surfing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, SUP, fishing, maritime art, marinas, water sports facilities as well as beach resorts and charter, there is something for every water sports enthusiast.

At A Glance – Boot Dusseldorf 

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Messe Düsseldorf GmbH
Messeplatz
40474 Düsseldorf
Tel: +49 211 4560-01
Fax: +49 211 4560-668
Web: https://www.boot.com/

The first boats and yachts will once again be arriving in December via the Rhine.

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