Kilkenny bids a rainy farewell to troops going to Lebanon

Sian Moloughney


Sian Moloughney


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Fionn is the mascot of the 3rd Infantry Battalion

Irish troops heading to Lebanon as part of the UNIFIL mission there were sent on their way from Kilkenny's James Stephens Barracks this  morning (Friday).

Minister with responsibility for Defence, Paul Kehoe TD, Mayor of Kilkenny, Martin Brett, families, friends and, of course, mascot Fionn the Irish wolfhound, were all on hand for the farewell review parade.

Check out this video from the Irish Defence Forces from the barracks.