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Sean Keane returns to Clifden to honour RNLI volunteers as Heroes of the Waters

Lifeboats News Release

Renowned Galway singer Sean Keane is set to make a welcome return to Clifden this February for a special evening of song and entertainment dedicated to the lifesaving work of the RNLI.

In the intimate setting of the Church of Ireland in Clifden at 8pm on Saturday, 10 February, Sean and friends will launch a new song ‘Heroes of the Waters’ in tribute to those who volunteer to provide lifeboat services at sea. A limited edition CD with three tracks will also be on sale on the night for €5 with proceeds going to Clifden RNLI.

As one of Ireland’s best loved singers, a great night is promised both for old fans and new.

Tony Hiney, RNLI Community Fundraising Manager said: ‘We are absolutely delighted that a singer of Sean’s stature and popularity has decided to make such a wonderful musical tribute to our lifeboat volunteers. We wish to thank him and his team for their support and we look forward to a wonderful evening celebrating our mutual appreciation and support’.

Tickets for Sean Keane’s ‘Heroes of the Waters’ special concert are available from The Station House Hotel www.clifdenstationhouse.com (095) 21699 and The Celtic Shop, Main St, Clifden.

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For more information please telephone Catherine Pryce, Clifden RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on 0864006666 or contact Nuala McAloon RNLI Regional Media Officer Ireland on 00353876483547 or email Nuala_McAloon@rnli.org.uk or Niamh Stephenson RNLI Regional Media Manager Ireland on 00353871254124 or Niamh_Stephenson@rnli.org.uk

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The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is the charity that saves lives at sea. Our volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service in the United Kingdom and Ireland from 238 lifeboat stations, including four along the River Thames and inland lifeboat stations at Loch Ness, Lough Derg, Enniskillen and Lough Ree. Additionally the RNLI has more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 240 beaches around the UK and operates a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.

The RNLI relies on public donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. As a charity it is separate from, but works alongside, government-controlled and funded coastguard services. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 our lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved at least 140,000 lives. Volunteers make up 95% of the charity, including 4,600 volunteer lifeboat crew members and 3,000 volunteer shore crew. Additionally, tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers raise funds and awareness, give safety advice, and help in our museums, shops and offices.

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