A table quiz in aid of the Coosan-based RNLI lifeboat the ‘Dorothy Mary’ is to be held this Thursday, January 9, at 8pm in the Bounty bar on Two Mile.
The boat and its volunteer crew were called out on 28 occasions during 2013, with every one of them brought to a successful conclusion.
On Saturday December 28 a full scale exercise was carried out between the Town Bridge and the weir in Athlone.
The exercise extended over six hours and was based on the recovery of two intoxicated survivors from an upturned dingy, with one trapped in the weir and the other under the dingy. Again the co-operation of Athlone Sub-Aqua and the Order of Malta medics is appreciated.
On December 15, the crew hosted a dinner at Thyme restaurant where the guest of honour was Derry McMahon. This was to mark the assistance and co-operation of the Athlone Sub Aqua club during the set-up of the lifeboat station and since.
On Saturday December 14 the fully kitted out crew held a fund-raising car-wash at First Stop petrol station on the Roscommon Road.
“The crew and shore personnel gratefully acknowledge the support and encouragement of the local people and organisations during the year,” said operations manager, Damien Delaney.
In his year’s end statement Damien Delaney wished to extend his grateful appreciation to the whole of the lifeboat operations, and fundraising teams for their continued dedication in providing a lifeboat service on the nation’s third largest lake.
The €150,000 lifeboat began service in July 2012 as a temporary facility, but was given permanent status by the RNLI when the level of service required proved this status to be worthwhile.