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Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland Gold medallist Mark Rohan at the homecoming for Irish athletes on Monday with 9-year-old Shane Barker

Congrats! Ireland's Paralympians to be honoured at Farmleigh

Taoiseach Enda Kenny will be hosting a reception later today for the Irish team to celebrate their haul of sixteen medals at London 2012.

IRELAND’S HUGELY SUCCESSFUL Paralympics team is to be honoured by Taoiseach Enda Kenny at Farmleigh later today.

The Irish team won sixteen medals – eight golds, three silvers and five bronze – at the London 2012 Olympics which, adjusted for population, was the fourth-best haul by any country at the Paralympic Games.

The 49 athletes brought home Ireland’s largest medal haul for a quarter of a century.

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore and Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar will be co-hosting the reception for the athletes this afternoon.

President Michael D Higgins will host a reception for the athletes in Áras an Uachtaráin on 22 October.

Read: Adjusted for population, Ireland came fourth in the Paralympics >

Photos: Welcome home! Ireland’s medal-laden Paralympic heroes return >

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