Wicklow RNLI honour all past lifeboat family at annual remembrance service

Wicklow RNLI today held their annual remembrance for all deceased members of the RNLI lifeboat family who have served over their monumental 200 years of service.

Members of the Wicklow RNLI gathered at the East Pier in Wicklow Town for a very special remembrance service to honour those who have saved lives at sea over their 200 years in action.

Whether it was members who had passed in the last year, or members who had passed over the great length of the RNLI’s existence, all were honoured today in a service led by Fr. Aquinas Duffy and Rev. Jack Kinkead.

When the prayer service ended and flowers were blessed, they were laid upon an Inshore lifeboat and launched out to water, where a minute of silence was observed.

The RNLI was founded in 1824 by Sir William Hillary in Bishopgate’s London Tavern, and ever since they have rescued over 144,000 lives at sea.

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