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RNLI Lifeboat News From Ireland
Successful applicants for beach lifeguarding will receive world class training in search and rescue
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 Recruitment has opened in Northern Ireland for this summer’s crop of beach lifeguards and face to face fundraisers. Both roles are essential in supporting the RNLI’s aim to keep people safe and prevent tragedies around the North Coast and in…
Achill RNLI volunteers prepping their XP rescue dinghy
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#RNLI - Achill RNLI was requested late on Thursday night (5 January) to help locate and rescue two adult male hill walkers who were in distress in the vicinity of Mweelrea mountain in Killary Fjord, Connemara. The Irish Coast Guard…
Cliona Hagan with volunteer crew members Brian Faulkner, Dessie Daly and Mark Vaughan
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#RNLI - Country singer and RTÉ’s Best Newcomer 2016 Cliona Hagan is set to perform at the annual Bundoran RNLI dance, which takes place on Friday 27 January at the Great Northern Hotel in Bundoran. The event, now in its…
Newcastle RNLI's inshore lifeboat
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#RNLI - Newcastle RNLI was requested by Belfast Coastgaurd to launch to the aid of what was believed to be a dinghy in trouble a half-mile south of Newcastle Harbour on Saturday afternoon (31 December). However, when the inshore lifeboat…
Wicklow RNLI involved in the search for a missing man in Wicklow this past week
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#RNLI - Wicklow RNLI expressed their concern for the family of a man missing in the Wicklow Harbour area since Tuesday (27 December). As previously reported on Afloat.ie, a multi-agency response was launched on Tuesday morning after the man, said…
Ireland’s Lifeboats In 2016 - In Video
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#RNLI - The RNLI has compiled at video looking back at the work of the lifesaving charity in Ireland during 2016 through the footage taken from its lifeboats’ onboard cameras.
Bangor Lifeboat Saves Swimmer In Ballyholme Bay
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#RNLI - At 8.10am this morning (Wednesday 28 December), Bangor RNLI’s volunteer crew responded to a request from HM Coastguard to rescue a young man reported to be in difficulty while swimming 200 metres off the shore in Ballyholme Bay.…
Rescuers taking the casualty up the cliff face at Ardglass on Tuesday afternoon 27 December
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#RNLI - Volunteers from Portaferry RNLI went to the aid of a man who had fallen down a cliff at Ardglass Golf Club on the Co Down coast yesterday (Tuesday 27 December). The Portaferry lifeboat, an inshore Atlantic 85, launched…
Santa Claus arriving in Clogherhead earlier this month
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#RNLI - Clogherhead RNLI has looked back on 2016 and paid tribute to all those who made it such a memorable year for the lifeboat station and its volunteers. Throughout the year the station worked with other community groups and…
Wreath For Caitríona Lucas As Dun Laoghaire RNLI Remembers Lives Lost At Sea In Christmas Eve Ceremony
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#RNLI - A special wreath will be laid to commemorate the loss of Irish Coast Guard volunteer Caitríona Lucas during Dun Laoghaire RNLI’s annual Christmas Eve ceremony to remember all those who lost their lives at sea in the past…
Cora Walsh, Neville Raethorne (manager of SuperValu Sutton), Ian Sheridan, Aidan Cooney and Howth RNLI coxswain Fred Connolly after the trolley dash on Tuesday 20 December
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#RNLI - Aidan Cooney, a presenter on TV3’s Ireland AM, took part in a ‘trolley dash’ around SuperValu Sutton this past Tuesday (20 Dec 2016) in an effort to raise much-needed funds for Howth RNLI. As a result, SuperValu Sutton…
Red Bay lifeboat volunteers searching off the Antrim coast on Sunday 18 December
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#RNLI - Volunteers from Red Bay RNLI in Co Antrim joined in the ongoing search for a missing woman yesterday (Sunday 18 December). The all-weather lifeboat, under coxswain Paddy McLaughlin and with six crew members onboard, launched at 11.30am and…
The cheque represented the proceeds of Volvo Cork Week's RNLI Ladies lunch and Fashion Show
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Crosshaven RNLI crew in Cork Harbour received a presentation of €5,100 from the Royal Cork Yacht Club, being the proceeds of the Volvo Cork Week RNLI Ladies lunch and Fashion Showorganised by Mary Jones (pictured above) which took place in the…
Castletownbere RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat Annette Hutton
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#RNLI - Castletownbere RNLI was requested to go to the aid of a 36m vessel with mechanical difficulties north of the Bull Rock off the coast of West Cork on Friday evening (16 December). The lifeboat, under the command of…
Arranmore RNLI
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Arranmore RNLI rescued four fishermen this morning after their 70ft boat got into difficulty off the Donegal coast. The crew of the vessel which was travelling from Greencastle to Killybegs, raised the alarm before 7am after the boat developed steering…
Skerries RNLI’s Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Louis Simson
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#RNLI - Skerries RNLI volunteers launched their Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Louis Simson for the second time in two days on Tuesday evening (29 November 29) after Dublin Coast Guard received reports from a fishing vessel of a boat on…
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