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Valentia RNLI Celebrates Volunteers With Over 40 Years of Service

26th November 2019
Valentia RNLI celebrate - Colum O'Connell (new Lifeboat Operational Manager), Richard Quigley (Valentia RNLI Cox), Richard Foran, Timothy Lyne and Leo Houlihan (Valentia RNLI Mechanic) Valentia RNLI celebrate - Colum O'Connell (new Lifeboat Operational Manager), Richard Quigley (Valentia RNLI Cox), Richard Foran, Timothy Lyne and Leo Houlihan (Valentia RNLI Mechanic)

Valentia RNLI volunteers, family and friends gathered last Saturday 23 November to honour two outstanding volunteers.

The Kerry lifeboat station team honoured and thanked Richard Foran for his 20 years of dedicated voluntary service to Valentia RNLI. Richard took up the role of Honorary Secretary in 1999 with the station, later becoming the what is now known as the Lifeboat Operations Manager.

It was a night of double celebrations as the station also honoured Timothy Lyne for his 37 years of service. Timothy took up the role of Deputy Launching Authority in 1982 and later taking up the role of Treasurer in 1999.

Both gentlemen surrounded by family and friends were presented with a personalised craved Valentia Slate plaque in appreciation of their service to the Valentia RNLI.

Leo Houlihan, Valentia RNLI Mechanic, said on the night: ‘On behalf of everyone in the station we would like to thank you both for the support and dedication you provided to the station as Lifeboat Operations Manager, Deputy Launching Authority and Treasurer. These two men will be greatly missed at the station.’

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