Wexford woman returns from NY with donation for MarineWatch

By David Tucker

Published 26/05/2015 | 00:00

The McIntyre Family present a cheque for €1,500 to Wexford Marinewatch: (from left) Molly Geoghegan, Frank Flanagan, Shirley McIntyre, Conor Barry, Joanne Beaver and Holly McIntyre.
The McIntyre Family present a cheque for €1,500 to Wexford Marinewatch: (from left) Molly Geoghegan, Frank Flanagan, Shirley McIntyre, Conor Barry, Joanne Beaver and Holly McIntyre.

A WEXFORD woman, whose brother committed suicide in Wexford Harbour in 2002, returned to the town from her home New York to present a cheque to Wexford MarineWatch.

'If MarineWatch had been around when my brother jumped from Wexford Bridge in 2002, they may have been able to save him,' said Shirley McIntyre, 'MarineWatch can't save everybody, but if they had been there when David jumped on November 18, 2002, the outcome may have been different,' she said, 'he was missing from three weeks, but fortunately we found him and he was laid to rest.'

Shirley and her 11-year-old daughter Holly took part in a 5km walk organised by the Pieta House suicide charity in the Bronx on May 9, raising around €1,500 (€1,300) which she presented to MarineWatch on the Wexford Quays on Monday (May 25).

'We're very happy with the amount we raised,' said Shirley.

She had just got back from the walk when she learned that her father had passed away, so returned to Wexford for the sad occasion of the funeral and to present the cheque to MarineWatch.

Shirley is the daughter of the Nancy and the late Thomas Tierney.

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