Killaloe Coast Guard backs ‘Safety Squad’

Killaloe Coast Guard backs ‘Safety Squad’


Killaloe Coast Guard is lending its support to a group of secondary school students who have produced a booklet on safety for children.

Killaloe Coast Guard members recently hosted the group of transition-year students from St Mary’s Secondary School in Nenagh.

The group has produced a book for children with the aim of raising awareness of safety on the road, on farms, in water and with fire.

Safety Squad members Ciara Grace, Leah Heffernan, Marie O’Connell and Ella Kennedy visited the station to meet the volunteers and view the boat and other equipment.

The book, which will be officially launched next week (March 4th), comes with a wrist band reminding children of the 4 elements of safety.

A Killaloe Coast Guard spokesman said: “It’s great to see young people getting involved in projects like this, It just might save a life.”

Ciara Grace, Leah Heffernan, Marie O’Connell and Ella Kenned visit Killaloe Coast Guard

We are all impressed in the standard of the book that they have produced and delighted that they visited us here in Killaloe,” the spokesman added.

Ciara, Leah, Marie and Ella will launch their booklet, in aid of Temple Street Foundation, on March 4th in the Abbey Court Hotel in Nenagh.

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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.