The Doolin Coast Guard station has been renamed the Caitríona Lucas Coast Guard Station in memory of one of their volunteers who died tragically while on a rescue operation last year.
On the 12th September 2016 Caitríona Lucas lost her life in a terrible tragedy while taking part in a search and rescue operation off Kilkee.
Her family attended the memorial ceremony on Saturday and her two children Emma and Ben unveiled a special plaque which is mounted on the front of the station. Caitríona’s husband still is an active volunteer at the station and was involved in a search and rescue operation just hours before the memorial ceremony.
A small memorial garden has also been erected on the grounds of the station in memory of Caitríona.