The LÉ Orla docks in Wicklow Town

The Irish vessel, LÉ Orla, famous for assisting in the largest seizure of cocaine in Ireland’s history, docked today at Wicklow Harbour.

The ship, which first launched in 1985, piqued the curiosity of casual onlookers and maritime enthusiasts alike – who all ventured down to have a closer look.

The LÉ Orla takes its name from the Irish for “Irish Ship” (“Long Éirennach”) and after Orla, the grand niece of Brian Boru.

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