We remember our colleague, Sean, who left us three years ago. Our thoughts are with Caitriona and Sean Jack.
2am the pager sounds
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
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
Call 112 and Ask For Coast Guard
If you think somebody is in difficulty on the coast / cliff / beach / sea then dial 112 and ask for COAST GUARD.
Our team of 25 volunteers based at Howth Harbour provide 24/7 on-call coverage and have specialised training to respond to local coastal emergencies in their own locality.