DROGHEDA and District Chamber was proud to be part of two special occasions to honour two true heroes of the town.
Leading Seaman Michael Quinn DSM lost his life on January 30 1990 in Bantry Bay while taking part in a rescue in rough seas. Each year, members of the ONE and other services honour his memory with a wreath laying ceremony at his memorial, at Scotch Hall
Admiral Thomas Charles Wright was born in 1799 at Queensboro and went on to become a significant naval leader, helping South America gain independence and he is credited with founding the Ecuadorian navy. He is remembered with a monument at Drogheda Port. Captain Marfiu Rodriguez attended as a guest of the Ecuadorian navy and laid one of the wreaths on the day.
"It is wonderful to see both men remembered for what they did and that we recognise them in their own, individual way. Drogheda Chamber has been a part of life in Drogheda for more than a century and we were honoured to be part of two inspiring ceremonies," President, Hubert Murphy, stated.