September 27, 2021

‘Miss you all!’ Christmas messages from Waterford soldiers serving overseas

While many make the trek back to Ireland for Christmas from all corners of the world, there are others who know by the career they have chosen Christmas could very well be spent a long way from home and loved ones in a less than harmonious and peaceful land.

These are the brave and the best of Ireland, representing the countries greatest virtues while being at the forefront of maintaining a fragile peace.

Even though far away, thoughts of home, friends and family are still to the forefront of the minds of those serving overseas in Ireland’s Defence Forces.

Here are a few Christmas messages for those at home from Waterford’s finest who are overseas on duty this Christmas.

Pte Cillian BONNAR

Serving in UNIFIL

Boatstrand, Dunhill, Co. Waterford

MESSAGE – This is my first Christmas away from home serving in Lebanon with Defence Forces Ireland and the United Nations. Happy Christmas to everyone at home especially to Colm, Mairead, Saoirse and Aishling.



Serving in UNIFIL

Tramore, Co. Waterford

MESSAGE – Happy Christmas to all my family and friends and my fiancé Nicola. Sorry I cant be with you all this Christmas. Miss you all! Looking forward to seeing you in a few weeks.


Pte Mikie TUTTY

Serving in UNIFIL

Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

MESSAGE – Happy Christmas to everyone back at home, all my family and my girlfriend Faith. See you all soon. Up The Deise!


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