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Life And The Sea: A Special Commemoration At SeaFest 2017 This Evening

30th June 2017
Life And The Sea: A Special Commemoration At SeaFest 2017 This Evening

#GalwayHarbour - A civic and military service to remember all those who have lost their lives at sea and recognise the heroism of all in our rescue services will be held in Galway Harbour this evening (Friday 30 June).

Mayor of Galway Pearce Flannery will address the special commemoration, which will take place at 6.30pm at Galway Harbour’s Central Pier.

Poems will be read by Tony Hiney, community fundraising manager of the RNLI’s Western Region, and Megan Grinrod, a volunteer with Doolin Coast Guard.

There will also be musical performances while Minister of State Seén Kyne will lay a wreath, accompanied by Mayor Flannery and representatives of the RNLI, Irish Coast Guard, Naval Service and Air Corps.

A lone piper will play on the deck of the LE Ciara, followed by the sounding of ship horns and a flyover by the Air Corps.

The special commemoration takes place on the first day of SeaFest 2017.

Thousands of visitors are set to make a splash this weekend at Ireland’s national maritime festival, as previously reported on Afloat.ie.

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