Tragic Caitríona Lucas Posthumously Awarded For Bravery

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Coast Guard volunteer Caitríona Lucas has been awarded a posthumous medal for her bravery.

The 41-year-old Liscannor woman tragically lost her life when her boat overturned during a rescue mission off the Kilkee coast in September of last year.

The Lucas family accepted the gold medal for bravery – which is the state’s highest honour for an individual – at Farmleigh House in Dublin today.


Ceann Comhairle Seán Ó Fearghaíl praised Ms Lucas’s courage and selfless action in presenting the award.