Arklow RNLI volunteers take part in RTE’s Late Late Show
Arklow RNLI volunteers were delighted to be asked to take part in the FESSEF celebration of emergency services for National Services Day on RTE’s Late Late Show with Ryan Tubridy.
Several of the crew took part in filming for the show. Father and daughter crew members Jimmy and Sinead Meyler were featured in the opening sequence of the show, for the sequence. They were seated in their cozy living room getting ready to watch the Late Late Show, when their pagers sounded. In the sequence which was filmed days before the live show aired both are seen running from their comfy chairs and then grabbing their RNLI jackets following the pager alert. Sinead also featured in the live show on the Friday night.
As well as Jimmy and Sinead's sequence, Coxwains Ned and Brendan Dillon and crew member Liam O’Neill also featured in the parade scenes outside RTE, they can be seen in the bow of an Atlantic Class lifeboat.
Filming took place in RTE Studios in the days running up to the live show and the volunteers were delighted to see and learn how programmes are created.
Speaking following the airing of the show, Jimmy Myler, Arklow RNLI crew member said: 'We were all very proud to be asked to take part in such a high profile show, myself and my daughter Sinead are proud RNLI and community volunteers and it was a great honour to fly the flag for our hometown of Arklow and indeed the RNLI and FESSEF as a whole. If I’m honest I still can’t believe we got to be on the Late Late Show.'
RNLI media contacts
For more information please telephone Mark Corcoran, Arklow RNLI volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 086 8260439 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Nuala McAloon, Regional Media Officer on 0876483547 or Nuala_McAloon@rnli.org.uk or Niamh Stephenson, Regional Media Manager on 0871254124 or Niamh_Stephenson@rnli.org.uk
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Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around Ireland and the UK. The RNLI operates 46 lifeboat stations in Ireland. The RNLI is independent of government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, the charity has save over 142,200 lives.
Key facts about the RNLI
The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.