Darkness into Light 5km, Skerries – Saturday 7th May 2016

Skerries Coast Guard Darkness Into Light 2015

Once again this year, the Skerries Coast Guard team will be taking part in Pieta House’s Darkness Into Light 5km walk on Saturday 7th May. The team will be joining thousands of others for our local walk at Red Island, Skerries not far from our Coast Guard station. Starting at 04:15am, the route meanders through the streets of Skerries town before arriving back at Red Island, just as the sun rises over the Skerries islands.

For more information on how to sign up for Darkness Into Light and the work of Pieta House, visit Dil.Pieta.ie

St Patrick’s Day Parade, Skerries 2016

The Skerries Coast Guard team will once again be taking part in the annual St Patrick’s day parade in Skerries, The parade is organised by the Skerries Chamber of Commerce with countless local volunteers assisting with stewarding. All parade entrants and floats will assemble from 1:30pm at the South Strand, where the judging will take place before the parade starts at 3pm.

The Irish Coast Guard’s Dublin based Sikorsky S92 helicopter is also expected to perform a dramatic flyover of the Strand Street / South Strand Street area just as the parade begins at 3pm. The parade will depart the South Strand assembly area and will make its way past the Monument and travel up Strand Street, past the viewing platform at St Patrick’s Church before finishing up at the Skerries Mills carpark. This is always an extremely popular parade and there are plenty of excellent viewing spots for the crowds along the route.

Skerries Coast Guard – a voluntary search and rescue unit of the Irish Coast Guard

Skerries Coast Guard 2

Flare training – Skerries

This evening, the Skerries Coast Guard team conducted a routine pyrotechnic exercise near the Shenick Island area of Skerries. Conditions on scene were excellent with good visibility and offshore winds. As part of the training exercise, a number of white parachute flares were fired, illuminating large areas of the shoreline.

Skerries Coast Guard – a voluntary search & rescue unit of the Irish Coast Guard

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year !

The crew of Skerries Coast Guard would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. A sincere thank you to all those who have supported our many rescues, searches, training and water safety events during 2015. This year has proved to have been one of our busiest in recent years. The Skerries Coast Guard crew will all continue be on call throughout the Christmas period, ready to respond should any incidents arise.

We would appeal to the public to remain vigilant over the Christmas and New Year and if you spot someone in difficulty dial 999 or 112 and ask for the COAST GUARD. Your call could save their life.

Skerries Coast Guard