Our thoughts go out to the Navy families and personnel who have lost loved ones at the Washington Navy Yard today. The Irish have long had a rich heritage with the Navy. The situation is still unfolding, but if you are close to or interested in the Navy, below are some articles we have researched and curated over the years, while you await more details.
"There are gallant hearts whose glory Columbia loves to name
Whose deeds shall live in story and everlasting fame."
-- 19th century Irish-American poet William Collins, referring to the crew of the fledgling U.S. Navy's Alliance, skippered by Wexford-born John Barry