Husband of Caitriona Lucas honoured with inclusion of her painting on new stamps

Husband of Caitriona Lucas honoured with inclusion of her painting on new stamps
Caitriona Lucas

The husband of the late Caitriona Lucas says it is a great honour that one of her paintings has been featured in two new stamps issued to honour the Irish Coast Guard.

The stamps are based on a painting by the late Doolin-based volunteer, who lost her life while taking part in a search at Kilkee in September 2016.

One of the stamps depicts a rescue helicopter and the other a Coast Guard rescue boat.

Husband of Caitriona Lucas honoured with inclusion of her painting on new stamps

Bernard Lucas explained on RTE radio’s News at One that the stamps are based on a painting she had completed featuring a helicopter and rescue boat which makes it all the more poignant, he said.

Her father, her children and all the family were very proud of her, added Mr Lucas.

"She painted stuff that she loved. She loved the Coast Guard, she was really into it, it was a very big part of her life, of our lives."

Mr Lucas said he wants people to think of the Coast Guard when they see the stamps, of the people serving with the Coast Guard lost in recent years, “of all the volunteers who are still going out every day.”

He also wants people to think of the safety message too. “It’s what we are, what we do, that’s what we’re there for.”

When asked if he was proud of his late wife, he said: “I’m always proud of Caitriona. She was a bright light that shone brilliantly.”

More on this topic

Coast Guard brings Spanish fisherman ashore for medical treatmentCoast Guard brings Spanish fisherman ashore for medical treatment

Pony lost at sea despite best efforts of search and rescue crews to save itPony lost at sea despite best efforts of search and rescue crews to save it

Swimmer dies after being rescued off Clare coastSwimmer dies after being rescued off Clare coast

Coast Guard airlift injured hiker after fall on mountain in the BurrenCoast Guard airlift injured hiker after fall on mountain in the Burren

More in this Section

'Be vigilant': HSE issues warning over contact tracing text scam'Be vigilant': HSE issues warning over contact tracing text scam

Reimagined Galway 2020 programme will be largely onlineReimagined Galway 2020 programme will be largely online

Taoiseach: Phase four re-opening may be delayed over fears around gatherings and house partiesTaoiseach: Phase four re-opening may be delayed over fears around gatherings and house parties

'Continue to protect each other': Health officials urge those socialising this weekend to be 'responsible''Continue to protect each other': Health officials urge those socialising this weekend to be 'responsible'


Lifestyle

Eve Kelliher explores temples of Zoom to get verdict on relocation from boardroom to spare roomWhat we've learned from world's biggest remote working experiment

As those of us who love to have friends round are tentatively sending out invitations, we’re also trying to find a workable balance with necessary social distancing rules, writes Carol O’CallaghanTable manners: How to entertain at home post-lockdown

Helen O’Callaghan says asthma sufferers need to watch pollen levelsBreathe easy: Pollen tracker protects asthma sufferers

Testosterone levels drop by 1% a year after the age of 30, so should all middle-aged men be considering hormone replacement therapy to boost their mood and libido? asks Marjorie BrennanHow male hormone deficiency can impact both mood and libido

More From The Irish Examiner