Official opening will be a proud day for the people of Doolin – BREEN

March 25th, 2015 - Pat Breen

On Friday afternoon next, the 27th March 2015, the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Pascal Donohoe T.D. will travel to Doolin to perform the official opening of the new Coast Guard Station.

Speaking ahead of his visit Clare T.D. and Chairman of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs said that “Friday will be a very proud day for the people of Doolin and surrounding areas.”

“The construction of this purpose built building came after years of campaigning. Previously the Doolin Coastguard was operating out of a 150 year of shed and I am delighted to see the recognition given to the dedication and professionalism of the Doolin Volunteers by the provision of this new €1.9 million facility.

Last year, the Coastguard responded to over 2,500 call outs and the Unit in Doolin is among the busiest in the Country with 24 volunteer operating 365 days. I salute Mattie Shannon and all the volunteers and thank them for their tireless work to rescue lives all year round.

The provision of this new facility is a huge boost to these dedicated volunteers, and for the people of Doolin and surrounding areas and I wish all those involved in the running of the Doolin Coastguard well into the future.”

The new station includes a garage area for the storage of boats, cliff rescue, personal equipment and transport as well as changing facilities and an operations room and is located close to the Pier.