It was a proud moment for the head of Greencastle Coast Guard this week when he got to meet the President of Ireland.
Charlie Cavanagh, Station Officer, had the honour of meeting President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina.
The popular Inishowen man was at Àras an Uachtaràin to celebrate 200 years of the Irish Coast Guard.
The Higgins hosted a reception for staff and volunteers of the lifesaving service.
In his speech, the President reflected on the Irish Coast Guard’s rich history and recognised the tireless work of the Irish Coast Guard staff and volunteers.