Erin Go Bragh!!

God bless ’em!!

U.S. soldiers were given a true Irish welcome at a wedding in Co Clare this week.

The 300 troops were stranded in Shannon last weekend after their Iraq-bound plane was grounded.

As luck would have it, they were booked into the same hotel as the wedding party for Amelia Walsh and Sean O’Neill.

And so the 300 troops were invited to join the festivities at the Clare Inn in Newmarket-on-Fergus.

The groom’s uncle, Joe O’Neill said: “It didn’t take long before the combat fatigues were manoeuvring to the strains of ‘The Walls of Limerick’.”

The happy couple posed for pictures with the troops earlier in the day and Eamon Walsh, the father of the bride, said the couple were “proud” to have the soldiers at their function.

Walsh said the couple invited the men in so they could experience an Irish wedding.

“They behaved in an exemplary manner at all times and if our troops behaved in the same way when they are on peacekeeping duties, I would be very proud,” he said.

Thanks to Gabriel at Ace’s for the party report.

2 Responses to “Erin Go Bragh!!”

  1. JeffS says:

    I always landed in Shannon on the way back to the States. It was a great place to grab a beer. In spite of the goofy rules shoved at us at the APOD.

  2. Skyler says:

    I thought it was so cool to stop at Shannon on the way to Iraq. We were told to leave our rifles and pisols on the plane, but most of us took our knives still, and we went and had beer at the airport bar.

    I’ve always thought the airlines would be much safer if everyone could be armed.

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