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