Doolin Coast Guard team will celebrate 80 years of search and rescue in North Clare with a special event this weekend.
Volunteer search and rescue (SAR) operations commenced with Coast Life Saving Service at station 42a which was located at Ballaghaline, Doolin.
80 years later, the men and women of the Doolin unit of the Irish Coast Guard continue this great and invaluable work.
The Doolin team was first established on June 9th 1937 when 11 Volunteers were enrolled in to what was then the Coast Life Saving Service. Over that last eight decades more than 100 Volunteers have been enrolled in the team.
On Saturday, a plaque will be unveiled with the names of these Volunteers.
Members of the team and families of those enrolled will attend to the unveiling as will representatives of other statuary and voluntary rescue organisations from Co. Clare.
This special event will take place on Saturday (9th June) at Coast Guard Station Doolin between 15.30 to 17.00.