Rescue figures revealed that 11 people were brought to safety by the Kilrush RNLI last year.
A five year old girl that was swept out to sea along the Shannon Estuary was rescued carefully by members of the Coast Guard Helicopter Rescue 115 and the Kilrush RNLI on Thursday afternoon.
When Padraig and Julie Neylon moved to Frances St, Kilrush in the autumn of 2016 they were one of very few families with children to do so in four decades, the intervening three years have seen more young couples follow suit bringing life back to an area hit hard during the recession.
*Photograph: RNLI/Andrew Walker Kilrush RNLI were launched early on Wednesday morning to reports of a partially submerged camper-van which had two occupants on board where they were assisted by the Ballybunion unit of the Irish Coast Guard and the Shannon based search and rescue helicopter.
*Volunteer RNLI crewmember and comedian PJ Gallagher helps well-known fundraiser, Mary Nolan Hickey on her way as she cycles around Ireland for Mayday. Picture: Patrick Browne Kilrush RNLI is asking the public to support Mayday, the charity’s annual fundraising campaign.