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Saturday 18 August 2018

Retirement of Eddie and Sharon is marked

Pictured in Courtown Harbour honouring Irish Coast Guard members retiring were: Front, from left, Geraldine Sinnott, Eddie Byrne (retired) David Swinburne OIC, Sharon Redmond (retired) and David Kavanagh; Back, Peter Donegan DOIC and Jim Murphy former OIC
Pictured in Courtown Harbour honouring Irish Coast Guard members retiring were: Front, from left, Geraldine Sinnott, Eddie Byrne (retired) David Swinburne OIC, Sharon Redmond (retired) and David Kavanagh; Back, Peter Donegan DOIC and Jim Murphy former OIC

Brendan Keane

The Irish Coast Guard has acknowledged two of its most valued members on the occasion of their respective retirements from the Courtown-Arklow Coast Guard Unit (CACGU), at a function in Courtown Harbour.

Eddie Byrne and Sharon Redmond were joined by colleagues from the Coast Guard along with family members, relatives and friends at the ceremony.

It was a two-fold acknowledgement for Mr Byrne who was also presented with a Coast Guard Long Service medal having been with the organisation for 20 years.

The function took place in the 19th Bar, Courtown Harbour, on Friday, July 6.

Eddie and Sharon were both presented with Proof of Service Medals from the Coast Guard to mark their retirement from the organisation.

In making the presentations Officer-in-Charge, David Swinburne, thanked them for their hard work and decication to the organisation.

He also remarked on their valuable contribution to the Coast Guard and to their community during their time with the organisation.

He said they will be 'sorely missed' by all their colleagues.

Members of the CACGU wished the two the best of luck in their retirement.

Applications from people interested in joining the organisation will be open for submission between January 1, and March 31, 2019.

Gorey Guardian

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