Skerries St Patrick’s Day Parade 2017

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 on the day. 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 parade will depart the South Strand assembly area at 3pm and will make its way past the Hamilton Monument and travel up Strand Street, past the viewing platform at St Patrick’s Church before finishing up at the Skerries Mills visitor centre complex. This is always an extremely popular parade and there are plenty of excellent viewing spots for the crowds along the route.

Skerries Coast Guard parade

Search Training at Rush – 21 January 2017

The Skerries Coast Guard team conducted a search training exercise in the area of Rush today. The clear skies resulted in a cold start to the morning with frost underfoot on exposed grasslands. A number of search teams were deployed as part of an initial search response for a missing person scenario. The exercise progressed well and was successfully completed.

Skerries Coast Guard vehicle 4

Pyrotechnic training – Skerries – 23rd November 2016

This evening the Skerries Coast Guard team conducted a flare firing exercise at Red Island & South Strand, Skerries. The team deployed several white parachute rocket flares as part of a search exercise of the South Strand area.

These white parachute flares reach over 1,000ft and are excellent for illuminating very large areas of shoreline. Weather conditions on scene were good with light offshore winds.

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

Remember – if you spot someone in difficulty on the coast dial 112 or 999 and ask for the COAST GUARD. Your call could save a life. 

Training Exercise at Rush North Beach – 9th October 2016

Skerries Coast Gaurd

This morning the Skerries Coast Guard team conducted a casualty extraction training exercise at the North Beach, Rush. This scenario based exercise covered a number of casualty extraction drills, utilizing the challenging rocky terrain of the north beach & harbour breakwaters.

The exercise concluded with a
pyrotechnic drill, with several white parachute rocket flares deployed. These white rocket flares climb to over 1,000ft and are used for illumination and signalling purposes, particularly during night searches.

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