RNLI remembrance service
Published 08/01/2014 | 05:44
WICKLOW RNLI held its annual Service of Remembrance, which took place on New Year's Day in memory of all the deceased lifeboat volunteer members, sailors from the town and all those associated with the sea from Wicklow.
The ceremony began with a short religious prayer conducted by Father Donal Roche who blessed the flowers and wreaths.
A minute's silence was also held in memory of all the former members of Wicklow lifeboat who have risked everything to save the lives of others ever since the local lifeboat station was established in 1857.
After the blessing, Coxswain Nick Keogh and the lifeboat crew took the floral tribute out to sea and placed them on the water.