Two year old Ida Glynn from Kilrush Co. Clare at the first ‘Launch a Memory’ lifeboat St. Christopher  put on service in Ireland which came home to an emotional welcome in Clifden, Connemara. The RNLI lifeboat carries the names of  10,000 loved ones on its hull, submitted by members of the public following a special fundraising initiative by the charity.
Photo:Andrew Downes, Xposure.

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Clifden RNLI brings home ‘Launch a Memory’ lifeboat

Thu, May 19, 2022

Clifden RNLI’s new all-weather Shannon class lifeboat arrived to an emotional welcome from crowds gathered in the Connemara community to see it complete its week-long voyage home from the charity’s All Weather lifeboat centre in Poole. The lifesaving vessel is the first ‘Launch a Memory’ lifeboat to be put on service in Ireland. The St. Christopher carries the names of over 10,000 people on its hull, which were put there by members of the public through a special ‘in memory’ fundraising initiative for the charity.


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