Friday 9 December 2016

Poem strikes chord in light of Clare tragedy

Published 14/09/2016 | 02:30

A poem detailing the everyday bravery and altruism of the Irish Coast Guard has taken on an added poignancy in light of the tragic death of Caitriona Lucas off the coast of Co Clare.

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The poem, titled 'Doolin Coast Guard - An Appreciation', was written several years ago by Doolin native Eugene Garrihy. It was shared by many people on social media yesterday.

In the short poem, Mr Garrihy speaks about the challenges and hardships those involved in search and rescue missions face while the rest of the country "lay on our slumber perch".

Mr Garrihy thanks members of the coast guard and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution for their dedication and as they scour the ocean "and climb the cliffs where no one goes".

He also prays for their safe return.

Irish Independent

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