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Sunday 21 October 2018

Wreath-laying at Rosslare a poignant backdrop to search

THE ongoing RNLI and coastguard search for missing fisherman, John Ennis, was a poignant backdrop on Sunday to the annual weath laying ceremony at the Rosslare Lifeboat Men's Memorial.

Several men, who would normally have attended this annual tribute, were despatched on Sunday to help in the search for Mr. Ennis along the Duncannon coastline. Despite bitter cold and wet weather conditions, over 70 other people turned out on Sunday for the ceremony, which is now in it' 29th year.

A wreath was laid by local woman Adelaide Bishop - sister of the late Jim Bishop - at the monument which was erected in memory of men who were involved of the rescue of the ship ' The Mexico' which ran aground on February 20, 1914. Afterwards all were invited for refreshments, while some presentations were made by the family of the late John 'Jack' Duggan - who was involved in the World Concorde Rescue in November 1954 - to the James Stevens Museum at Rosslare National School.

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