Rescue116 Vigil Blackrock
Hundreds of people came together for a candlelit vigil on a damp St Patricks Night in Blackrock Village to show their support for the crew of Rescue116. The event was organised by members of the local community and was supported by Garda, Emergency Services and the Coastguard who provide a guard of honour. Members of the public were encouraged to light candles in support of the family of missing and the wife and children of pilot Mark Duffy briefly attended the emotional event. Prayers were offered for the crew by Fr Keenan to the background of lamenting music being piped by local musicians. The event concluded with a warm round round of applause.