Coast Guard hero Caitríona to be honoured

Coast Guard hero Caitríona to be honoured

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Photo: © Pat Flynn 2016
Photo: © Pat Flynn 2016

Irish Coast Guard hero Caitríona Lucas will be honoured at a special event in Clare in February.

Muintir an Chláir – Clare Association Dublin – will recognise the late mother-of-two for her bravery by naming her its Clare Person of the Year for 2017.

Caitríona died tragically on September 12th after an Irish Coast Guard rescue boat capsized in rough seas in Kilkee. The Doolin based volunteer had been involved in a missing person search along with colleagues from the Kilkee unit.

It’s understood this will be the first time that the Clare Association in Dublin will make a posthumous award.

Caitríona’s selection as Clare Person of the Year 2017 was confirmed at an event in Dublin last night.

The event will he held at the Falls Hotel in Ennistymon in February.

 

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Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.

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