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Plaque to mark Caitríona’s anniversary

IN the week of the first anniversary of his wife’s tragic death, Bernard Lucas has said he definitely senses her presence when he is on a call-out with Doolin Coast Guard. On September 12, 2016, Caitríona Lucas died, while on board a Kilkee Coast Guard rigid inflatable boat, during a search for Lissycasey man David McMahon (RIP). At 4.30pm this Saturday, a plaque, in memory of Caitríona, who lived with her husband and children in Liscannor and was originally from Ballyvaughan, will be unveiled at the Doolin Coast Guard Centre. The public is invited to attend the ceremony. “It would be great if people come along and see what we do,” Bernard Lucas told The Clare Champion this week. “People might not have seen the new rescue centre since it opened and this could be the opportunity to do that. They can see what we do and the gear that we have,” he added. Since Caitríona’s untimely death, Bernard has …

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Shannon Garda Station open day

NEXT Wednesday, there will be an open day at Shannon Garda Station, from 12 noon to 3pm. Garda Ailish Hanley said there will be a lot of items on display in the station for the occasion and all are welcome. “It’s an open day and there will be few of the national units down,” she explained. “The mounted unit are coming down with the horses; we will have the Order of Malta here; the motorbikes will be over from Ennis and, obviously, our patrol cars and vans and that. It’ll be kind of a family day to open up the station for people to see the equipment that is there and to meet the gardaí working in Shannon.” There will be activities for children, such as face-painting and a bouncy castle, but she said there will also be plenty to interest the adults present. “Anyone is welcome. People mightn’t have much contact with the guards and it’s to open the …

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