Re­mem­ber­ing those lives lost at sea

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS -

ALL those who have lost their lives at sea were hon­oured on New Year’s Day as Wick­low RNLI held its an­nual ser­vice of re­mem­brance.

The ser­vice is also de­signed to recog­nise all the de­ceased lifeboat vol­un­teer mem­bers, sailors from the town and all those as­so­ci­ated with the sea from Wick­low.

A short re­li­gious prayer ser­vice and bless­ing of wreaths was con­ducted by Rev­erend Ken Rue and Fa­ther Pat O’Rourke. Af­ter the bless­ing, Coxswain Nick Keogh and the lifeboat crew took the flo­ral trib­ute out to sea and placed them on the water.

This years’ cer­e­mony was very poignant for the vol­un­teer crew as it will be the fi­nal Ser­vice of Re­mem­brance for the all-weather lifeboat RNLB An­nie Blaker. The Tyne class lifeboat boat which has been on sta­tion at Wick­low for the past thirty years, will be re­tired from ser­vice in the com­ing months.

Rev Ken Rue and Fa­ther Pat O’Rourke with Wick­low lifeboat crew at the An­nual Ser­vice of Re­mem­brance.

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