9. Niamh Fitzpatrick Remembers One of Our Own

9. Niamh Fitzpatrick Remembers One of Our Own

By RNLI

After losing her sister Dara at sea, Niamh Fitzpatrick reveals what the RNLI means to her

On 14 March, 2017, Irish Coast Guard helicopter 116 crashed into the sea off County Mayo, resulting in the loss of four crew members. One of those lost was Niamh Fitzpatrick’s sister, Dara. The RNLI recovered Dara’s body. Niamh explains how the RNLI helped her through the loss of her sister, and why the family’s bond with Achill Island RNLI, in particular, is so close. Niamh later drew on her experience to write the book: Tell Me the Truth About Loss: A Psychologist’s Personal Story of Loss, Grief and Finding Hope

To learn more about Niamh's work, visit niamhfitzpatrickpsychology.ie 

You'll find more brave conversations about living with loss in 200 Voices. Michele Jagger (Episode 114) shares how Launch a Memory has helped her to remember her daughter. And, like Niamh, Andrea Corrie (Episode 38) has found solace in writing.

200 Voices is produced by Adventurous Audio for the RNLI Interview by Adventurous Audio Soundtrack composed and performed by Jon Nicholls The RNLI is a charity celebrating 200 years of saving lives at sea - find out more at RNLI.org/200

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