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RNLI Lifeboat –The Activities and Achievements of the RNLI in Ireland

6th July 2009

The RNLI is a registered charity that saves lives at sea. It provides a 24-hour lifeboat search and rescue service 100 nautical miles out from the coast of Ireland and the UK. The RNLI relies on voluntary contributions and legacies for its income.

Lifeboats Ireland covers 43 lifeboat stations throughout Northern Ireland and the Republic, including inland stations at Enniskillen and Lough Derg. The fundraising regional office, based in Swords, covers fundraising activities for the whole of Ireland.

Volunteer crew members readily exchange leisure, comfort and sleep for cold, wet and fatigue. Their lifesaving work is essential, often difficult and sometimes dangerous.

The RNLI is always looking for staff and volunteers at its various offices, stations and beaches around the UK and Republic of Ireland.

People from all walks of life help the RNLI to save lives at sea. Thousands of volunteers and staff give their time, skill and commitment.

The RNLI aims to save lives by changing attitudes and behaviour among people who use the sea regularly.

RNLI lifeguards patrol more than 100 beaches in the UK in peak season and assisted almost 10,000 people last year.

Last year (2008) RNLI lifeboats rescued almost 8,000 people, an average of 21 people a day.

RNLI Ireland Divisional Base, Airside Retail Park, Swords, Co Dublin. Tel: 01 895 1800, Fax: 01 895 1801, Email: [email protected], Website:

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  • Comment Link shane saunders 22nd February 2017 posted by shane saunders

    i love what ye do

  • Comment Link Charlotte DSilva 14th November 2016 posted by Charlotte DSilva

    You do amazing work and we like to support you as we can. I would like to know where in Galway I can buy your Christmas cards. I managed to get some from a stand a few years ago. I tried to get some from the UK site but it was taking forever to load so I cancelled!!

  • Comment Link Chris Hickling Captain 2016 3rd January 2016 posted by Chris Hickling Captain 2016

    Dear Jennifer Hurley,
    I am incontact with Matthew Butler now at RNLI Poole and he has been busy organising bits and bobs. He has ent some collecting boxes, pens and smoe small flags. If your office has any Golfing items that can be donated to members on our fund raising days they would be most welcome or send a team over for some Sussex Golf. They can all stay with me!!!
    Anyway many thanks and keep up the splendid work
    Bognor Regis Golf Club

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