Three Dunes Coast Guard Helicopter
On Sunday November 11th 2012 there was a wonderful exhibition of Search and Rescue skills at theThree Dunes (past Shanrahan, out the Araglen road on the left after the Sheep Pens, which is the Knocklugga Loop Trail-Head). Present on the day were Irish Search Dogs, the Red Cross, the Order of Malta, the Civil Defence and the Irish Coast Guard – who brought along their Helicopter based at Waterford Airport for a rescue demonstration.
This excellent day was planned and executed by Jim O’Brien, Donal Lonergan and Trevor Sheehan.
The photos below are just from the Coast Guard Helicopter part of the day’s activities, click here to see other photos. If you want copies of any of the photos just drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org specifying which photos you want and we’ll send them on.
If you’ve never been to the Three Dunes (also known as Araglen Waterfalls), then it is well worth a visit, it is spectacularly scenic. See map at the bottom or visit its Loc8 page here. Take the turn for Shanrahan Graveyard when driving the Ballyporeen road from Clogheen. Drive to the top of the hill. The entrance is on the left hand side just after the sign for the Knockclugga Loop Trail-Head at what is known locally as the Sheep Pens. The Three Dunes is the first left as you head down the other side of the hill.
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We’re still adding photos to this page, so bear with us for a few days. We’ll also have video from the day here shortly.