15th Anniversary of the Rescue Helicopter Tragedy in Tramore

Monument in Honour of the Irish Air Corps Helicopter Crew who died tragically on July 2, 1999
Monument in Honour of the Irish Air Corps Helicopter Crew who died tragically on July 2, 1999

Today marks the 15th anniversary of the Irish Air Corps Rescue Helicopter 111 tragedy here in Tramore which claimed the lives of four young men from different parts of the country:

Sgt.  Patrick Mooney, Stamullen, Co. Meath ~ aged 34 years

Capt. David O’ Flaherty, Tullamore, Co. Offaly ~ aged 30 years

Capt. Michael Baker, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford ~ aged 28 years

Cpl. Niall Byrne, Killiney, Co. Dublin ~ aged 25 years

Let us remember these brave men with deepest thanks and embrace their families and friends with love on what must be yet another heartbreaking day.

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“Go Mairidís beo”, (That Others May Live)

A Celebration of the Lives of the Crew of  the Air Corps Rescue Helicopter 111 will be held on Friday July 4th at 7pm on the opening evening of  The Promenade Festival.