At the mansion House Dublin on the 24th April 2009, the Naval Association hosted a reception to mark the retirement of Captain Jim Robinson DSM from the Irish Naval Service. Also in his honour the Lord Mayor Cllr.Eibhlin Byrne hosted the drinks reception. Amongst the distinguished guests were the Flag Officer of the Naval Service Commodore Frank Lynch. and Mrs.Lynch. Former Flag Officer Commodore John Kavangh (redt.) and Mrs.Kavanagh, Commander Mark Mellett DSM (shortly to take over the responsibilities of Captain Robinson and in turn will be promoted to Captain)and Mrs.Mellett. Fr.Desmond Campion Chaplin to the Naval Service and the Naval Association.

Also in attendance was Naval Association members from the Dublin, Limerick and Waterford branches.

The Lord Mayor Cllr.Eibhlin Doyle welcomes the Naval Association and guests to the Mansion House
The Naval Association President Tommy Kavanagh presents a waterford Crystal to Captain Robinson DSM
Fr.Campion, Declan Pendred, Tommy Kavanagh (President), Commodore Kavanagh (Retd) Malachi O'Gallagher (NS)Retd,
4 Fr.Campion, Commodore Lynch,Tommy Kavanagh, Captain Robinson DSM, Cmdr.Mellett DSM, Declan Pendred (Gen. Sec.)
The President of the Naval Association Tommy Kavanagh addresses guests and members
The President of the Naval Association presenting a gift and congratulations to CMdr.Mellett DSM on his pending promotion
(3 DSM's in the one room)Cmdr Mark Mellett DSM, Paul Kellett DSM and Captain Jim Robinson DSM
Our President presents a gift to the Lord Mayor Cllr.Eibhlin Byrne
Commodore Lynch, Captain Robinson DSM,Tommy Kavanagh, Lord Mayor, and our social committee Declan Pendred, Bernie McGuirk, Breda Dooley, Pat McGuirk (Chairman)
Captain Robinson DSM, Mrs. Robinson, Cllr Ebhlin Byrne (Lord Mayor)
More pictures to follow over the next few days