Carrybridge RNLI crew member ties the knot
Carrybridge RNLI crew member, Richard Shea Daly, took a day of the pager to marry his partner, Cona Gallagher, in a ceremony on the banks of Lough Erne on Friday 26 May
Shea joined the volunteers at Carrybridge in February 2016 to crew the stations B-Class Atlantic 85 Lifeboat. Cona has also raised vital funds for both Carrybridge and Enniskillen Lifeboat when in September 2022 she held a ‘Wild and Free at the sea’ event which included swimming, yoga and mindfulness with approx. 50 people in attendance and this raised a fantastic £1600.
Some of the members of the station team where delighted to be able to bring the relief lifeboat, Roy Snewin, to the wedding at Crom Castle and be a part of the couples very special day by featuring in some of the wedding photographs.
Speaking following their wedding, Shea said: ‘I was so delighted to have the Carrybridge lifeboat there with us on our big day. The RNLI have been a huge part of our lives for years now and I am delighted to be a volunteer there giving back to the local community. A huge thank you to the crew who came down to Crom Castle on the day.
Stephen Scott, Lifeboat Operations Manager, at Carrybridge RNLI said “It was an honour to be asked to be part of Shea and Cona’s special day, On behalf of all the team at Carrybridge Lifeboat Station we would send them our congratulations and we would like to wish the happy couple all the best as they begin their married life together.
Photograph credit: Martin Mullarkey, Big Beard Photography
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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 the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and 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.
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