Captain Dara Fitzpatrick

We remember Dara Fitzpatrick (class of 1989) who lost her life two years ago.

Captain Dara Fitzpatrick was with Captain Mark Duffy, Winchman Paul Ormsby and Winchman Ciaran Smith when their Coast Guard Helicopter Rescue 116 crashed off the coast of Mayo while on a mission over the Atlantic in 2017.

Heartbreaking yet hugely impactful words were shared by her sister, Niamh Fitzpatrick -

‘‘Two years ago today, I last saw my sister alive.

I can still see us chatting and laughing, no idea it was our final moments together. Dara died 32 hours later.

The rest is noise. Love is what matters. Spend time with those you love.

One day it will mean everything that you did"

Dara was an incredibly inspiring, brave and kind woman for those that knew her and she is truly missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Fitzpatrick family 💚

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