President Michael D Higgins formally opened celebrations to mark the 200th anniversary of the laying of the Dun Laoghaire harbour foundation stone on Wednesday, 30 May.

The 2 Artillery Regiment, under the command of Lieutenant-Colonel Dermot Hanifin, fired a 21 Gun Salute.  Regimental Sergeant-Major Noel O’Callaghan was the senior NCO.

Photographs courtesy of the Defence Forces