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Life and the Sea - A Commemorative event at SeaFest

Life and the Sea  - A Commemorative event at SeaFest. Photo Credit Cushla Dromgool Regan, Marine InstitutePhoto Credit Cushla Dromgool Regan, Marine InstituteLife and the Sea - A Commemorative event at SeaFest

A civic and military service to remember all those who have lost their lives at sea and recognising the heroism of the men and women of our rescue services

Date: Friday 30th June 2017
Time: 6.30pm
Location: Central Pier, Galway Harbour

The major maritime festival which opens in Galway tomorrow – Seafest – is to hold a civic and military service on Friday to remember all who have lost their lives at sea and to recognise the heroism of all in the rescue services

Mayor of Galway Pearce Flannery will address the special commemoration which will take place at 6.30pm at Galway Harbour

Poems will be read by Tony Hiney, the Community Fundraising Manager of the Western Region of the RNLI and Megan Grinrod, Coastguard Volunteer with the Doolin Unit

There will also be musical performances while Minister of State Sean Kyne, accompanied by Mayor Flannery, the RNLI, Coastguard, Naval Service, Air Corp Representatives will lay a wreath

A lone piper will play on the deck of the LE Ciara and this will be followed by Ship Horns and a flyover by the Air Corps.