Saturday 10 December 2016

'Inspirational' Caitriona is laid to rest

Published 16/09/2016 | 02:30

The funeral procession of Caitríona Lucas in Liscannor County Clare. Pic: Mark Condren
The funeral procession of Caitríona Lucas in Liscannor County Clare. Pic: Mark Condren

Mother of two Caitriona Lucas was remembered as 'a hero' and 'an inspiration' as she was laid to rest yesterday.

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Thousands of mourners flocked to St Brigid's church in Liscannor, Co Clare, to pay their final respects to the heroic coast guard.

Chief mourners were Caitriona's husband Bernard and children Ben (20) and Emma (18). The first volunteer coast guard to die in the course of duty, Caitriona (41) lost her life on Monday during the search for missing teacher David McMahon off Kilkee. Her son Ben bade her farewell, saying: "You are my hero".

Irish Independent

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