Volunteer crew and fundraisers turned out in force to welcome the annual visit by Sally Anne Odell
Sally Anne, affectionately known as 'the godmother' to Kinsale RNLI, was accompanied by a group of family and friends who arrived on a cruise ship in Cobh early on Sunday 15 June where she was met by Kinsale LOM John Oâ€™Gorman and other volunteer crew members.
Sally Anne and her guests were brought to Kinsale lifeboat station where they spent several hours chatting with crew members and inspecting the lifeboat Miss Sally Anne Baggy before returning to Cobh to rejoin the cruise.
Kinsale RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager John Oâ€™Gorman said, 'It is always a privilege and a pleasure to welcome Sally Anne home to Kinsale. We can never thank her enough for her generosity in providing Kinsale with its own lifeboat and our magnificent station. It is thanks to people like Sally Anne that the RNLI is able to maintain its role as the charity that saves lives at sea. She keeps in touch with us between visits and is very well informed about what we do here. Thatâ€™s why she is affectionately known as â€˜the godmother.' "