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Date(s) - 17/09/2016
11:30 am - 4:00 pm

O'Connell Street


Frontline Emergency and Security Services Eire Forum (FESSEF) is a voluntary non-profit organisation formed to promote the communication, co-operation and friendship among the personnel of the National Security and Emergency Services. They also promote goodwill among the public for the role played by service personnel in the performance of their duties. Find Out More Here

As a member of the FESSEF Blood Bikes East will be taking part in the annual parade in Dublin on Saturday, 17 September, 2016. The parade will take place through Dublin, starting at the Garden of Remembrance and finishing within the grounds of Trinity College.

Members and vehicles of the Emergency and Security services including the Dublin Fire Brigade, National Ambulance Service, An Garda Siochana, Irish Coast Guard, RNLI, Civil St. John Ambulance, Order of Malta, BUMBLEance and others will assemble at the Garden of Remembrance, Parnell Square at 11.30am and parade down O’ Connell Street, passing the GPO, and finishing up at Trinity.

Static displays by each member organisation will be present to meet and talk to the public from 11am to 4pm in the grounds of Trinity College.

As a mark of respect for Caitríona Lucas, the Coast Guard crew member who died so tragically on Monday in Kilkee, all colour parties in this years parade, which will leave parnell sq. at noon and make its way to Trinity College, will wear black arm bands and the Coast Guard flag will bear black ribbons.

At the static display by the emergency and security services in Trinity, a book of condolences will be open and manned by Coast Guard personnel to which the general public will be invited to sign.

It will be a wonderful display and an even more wonderful opportunity for the public to show their support for all the voluntary and professional frontline support organisations in Ireland and to condone with the brave members of of our excellent Coastguard service.

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