Not known what is to be found
A long night of rescue is ahead
Maybe not making it back to bed
Early hours returning to base
Call is over but the ropes they need a new face
Finally as dawn starts to break the work is done
You get to go home to see the rising son
Though you may now wander new lands
We will never forget your hands
Rest now on that cloud
For you have made us proud
Sean was married to Katrina and they have one child, Sean (Junior); outside of Coast Guard activities the two Sean’s were inseparable, be it in a swimming pool, up a climbing wall, or on a golf course. Sean was a family man and will be missed dearly by Katrina and Sean.
As a Coast Guard Cliff Climber, Boat Coxswain, and Equipment Officer, Sean had a huge commitment to the team and his sudden departure has left us all truly shocked. From all in Howth Coast Guard our sincere condolences go to Katrina, Sean Junior, who has lost a best friend, and his family on the loss of their loved one and our colleague and our dear friend, Sean. The station house in Howth will be a different place with his passing. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
Howth Coast Guard request that all Coast Guard flags on Irish Coast Guard stations fly at half mast until Sean is laid to rest later this week. Go raibh maith agaibh.
Sean with our youngest casualty to date, a new born baby and mother caught up in the flooding at Baldoyle in 2011.
Sean was one of the few people who could smile while in difficult circumstances. In this case stuck on a boat listening to Drogheda Unit's jokes at the Tall Ships Visit to Dublin.