St. Mary's Primary School


Irish Coast Guard, Search and Rescue Helicopter, Visits St. Mary’s

Updated: 25th May 2019

On Wednesday, 15th of May, excitement levels were at an all time high as the Coastguard helicopter and crew visited our children. Keeping it a secret until the visit was a challenge but it was worth seeing the awe and excitement on the children’s faces as they listened and looked skyward.



Once landed, the fantastic ground crew guided groups of children towards the helicopter where Tom, Barry, Keith and Ryan were about to be inundated with questions! Their patience, kindness and generosity were beyond belief as each group got the opportunity to learn all about the aircraft and the work of the crew. Many of the children walked away with ambitions of joining the Coastguard and all had a refreshed awareness of the importance of water safety.
The children received wristbands to remind them to ring 112, if ever they see someone in difficulty in the water. They also received beautiful activity books about water safety.
We would like to sincerely thank all who helped in organising this very memorable visit, Adrian, Ger and of course the wonderful crew, ground crew and volunteers who assisted on the day. Sincere thanks to Brian who made two trips to ensure the visit would be a success. Also thank you to Mr. Paul Sheehan, Principal of CBS who very kindly allowed us the use of the field. It was much appreciated. A very memorable morning was had by all.

St Mary’s Primary School,
Youghal Rd, Dungarvan,
Co. Waterford

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