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April 8, 2011 at 10:25 am #11574
As some of you are aware I am from Skerries town. You will have seen from the news that two of our fishermen are missing at sea, David Gilsenan and Ronan Browne.
A massive fund raising drive has taken place over the past three days in Skerries and surrounding towns. So far the town has raised €81,000 in order to purchase fuel to keep the local boats and trawlers out searching for our friends. The town completed a walk of solidarity on Wednesday night with 10,000 locals in attendance, this walk raised €56,000.
I have put a collection box on our customer service desk and I am asking for assistance from our customers to give whatever they can to help. The funds are also going towards the RNLI who have done and outstanding job.
So if you think you can help please let me know.
Laurence Town CentreApril 8, 2011 at 11:41 am #112048BrennersMember
Well done Susan, such a worthy cause. I am from Skerries too and I will put some money in the collection box over the weekend.
There are no words to describe what David and Ronans family and friends are going through. The search must be kept going.
BrendaApril 8, 2011 at 1:51 pm #112058AnonymousInactive
Well done Susan you have the full backing of Mumstown.
Good luck.April 8, 2011 at 2:53 pm #112063Taylor5Member
Susan your some woman, great idea… was in ardgillan on Sunday and it broke my heart to see the coastguard flying so low over the water looking for their bodies.
Can you set up an online link that people can just do a Lazer donation?April 8, 2011 at 3:11 pm #112064miffymMember
Well done susan!April 8, 2011 at 6:08 pm #112076
All of the shops in the centre have given me a prize for a mega raffle we are doing tomorrow on the mall. Hampers, gift vouchers and the chance to win free parking for a month.
Hope to see you all in x xApril 8, 2011 at 6:11 pm #112077
A ‘Fund for Fuel’ Account has been set up in Bank of Ireland, Skerries to aid the volunteers in their search for David and Ronan. Details are sort code 90 08 93, account number 818 38 744. All donations no matter how small welcome.
Otherwise please log onto http://www.mycharity.ie to donate to the fund
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SusanApril 9, 2011 at 10:18 am #112103
The bodies of the two fishermen missing off the north Co Dublin coast for over a week have been found.
The two men had not been seen since attending to their lobster pots on 1 April.
Ronan Browne, 26, and David Gilsenan, 41, were reported missing last Friday after they left Skerries to check lobster pots but failed to return to the harbour.
A significant search operation has been carried out since then.
At 1.40am, a fishing vessel – the Guiding Light – discovered the bodies of the two men trapped together in its fishing gear.
The discovery was made five miles east of Clogherhead, Co Louth, and the RNLI all-weather life boat was on scene within half an hour and brought the bodies of the two men ashoreApril 9, 2011 at 5:03 pm #112116JedtKeymaster
It’s so sad, was so upset for the families today to hear the two guys had been found. A little bit comforting to know they had been found together but still a very sad outcome. But at least they’ve been found and thats important for the families.
We threw some money into the bucket yesterday when we were in the centre, hope the raffle goes well and some money is raised for those poor families.
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