Garda Sergeant Ger Prineville is Chairman of the Lifeboat Committee. He succeeded Tim O’Connor, Principal of Schull Community College, which has its own sailing school, training local pupils in watersports as part of the school curriculum. Tim is also one of the leading organisers of the annual Schull International Schools’ Regatta.
I was on the water with the lifeboat crew on a training exercise. Stephen O’Keeffe of the committee told me that everything in Schull was “of and about the sea”, so the service was a commitment to community welfare.
The boathouse and control room are impressive, a great example of regional, coastal people committed to the sea. The inshore rescue boat will augment the service from Baltimore RNLI Lifeboat Station a few miles away. Well done to the people of Schull.