ODS President's Christmas Lunch

Old Drogheda Society

The President's Christmas Lunch will this year be held on Sunday December 14th in the Boyne Valley Hotel at 1pm. Guest speaker will be Colonel Colm Doyle, who grew up in the Chord Road and who served in the Irish Army for 42 years .He has extensive experience of overseas service. These included tours of duty with the United Nations in Cyprus, Lebanon, The Middle East and New York.

He is a former head of the European Union Monitoring Mission for Bosnia in 1991 and returned there as Personal Representative of the Chairman of the International Peace Conference, Peter Carrington during the lead up to war in 1992. He was directly involved in negotiating cease-fires in the city of Sarajevo and, in particular, securing the hostage release of President Izetbegovic.

Colonel Doyle was selected by the United Nations to serve as Chief of Staff of the Military Division in the Department of Peacekeeping Operations, New York from 2004 to 2006. He was responsible for the day to day operations of 17 United Nations Missions across the world.

He has assisted the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague since 1995, testifying as a prosecution witness at the trials of Slobodan Milosevic in 2003, General Pavle Strugar in 2004, Radovan Karadzic in 2010 and General Ratko Mladic in 2012.

The cost of the President's Lunch is €25 and the event is open to both members and non members.Booking is essential are now being taken at Drogheda Museum Millmount, phone 041-9833097 or by e-mail to info@droghedamuseum.ie

Old Drogheda Society - History, Archaeology & Heritage
Millmount, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland. Tel. 041-9833097

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