Lifeguards hailed for saving drowning pair

Lifeguards hailed for saving drowning pair


Bernard Cahill with Tom McNamara, Cathaoirleach of Clare County Council and Pat Dowling, Council CEOl 

Two Clare County Council lifeguards are being hailed heroes after they rescued two adults who got into difficulty while swimming recently.

Bernard Cahill and his sister Roisín, who is away on holidays at present, rescued the pair at Spanish Point.

The incident occurred at 7.20 pm, twenty minutes after the Lifeguard service ended. The two adults swam into a large rip current which pulled them away from shore.

The two off-duty Lifeguards, Bernard and Roisín Cahill, spotted the swimmers while driving past the beach, recognised the danger and carried out a timely rescue.




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.