Clifden RNLI will welcome the arrival of their new all weather lifeboat tomorrow (Sat).

The new Shannon-class lifeboat is unique in the Irish fleet, as it carries the names of over 10,000 people.

In a fundraising initiative called “Launch a Memory”, people could record a loved one’s name on the lifeboat by making a donation to the RNLI, and the name of each person features within the lifeboat’s numbers on the side of the new vessel.

The new lifeboat, the St. Christopher” will arrive in Clifden tomorrow, from where it will be involved in life-saving missions off the west coast.

John Brittain is Clifden RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager, and has been telling Midwest News about the arrival of the new lifeboat…

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