Arklow RNLI volunteers take part in RTE’s Late Late Show

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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.

LATE LATE SHOW FILM CREW AND RNLI CREW

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LATE LATE SHOW FILM CREW AND RNLI CREW

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.'

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JIMMY & SINEAD SETTLING INTO THEIR NEW HOUSE ON SET

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JIMMY & SINEAD SETTLING INTO THEIR NEW HOUSE ON SET
UNCLE OWEN & AUNTY NIAMH DROPPED IN FOR A VIST

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UNCLE OWEN & AUNTY NIAMH DROPPED IN FOR A VISIT

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