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Lough Swilly RNLI rescue a distressed sheep after 200ft cliff fall
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Lough Swilly RNLI lifeboat rescued a sheep this afternoon after it fell approximately 200 feet from a cliff in County Donegal. The alarm was raised at 4.30pm today when three local fishermen spotted the animal stranded on a ledge in…
Ballycotton RNLI's all-weather lifeboat
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#RNLI - Ballycotton RNLI came to the rescue of an injured fisherman who got his hand cut when attempting to untangle a net this morning (Friday 26 August). The volunteer crew launched their all-weather and inshore lifeboats at 8.30am after…
Geraldine Donnelly visits her rescuers at Bangor RNLI
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#RNLI - Geraldine Donnelly paid a visit to Bangor RNLI earlier today (Thursday 25 August) just weeks after her rescue following a serious fall on Ballyholme beach. On 7 June last, Donnelly fell more than two metres onto rocks and…
Lough Derg lifeboat set a route south, in the direction from which the calls were heard
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Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat launched at 5.20am, following reports to Gardaí of calls for help coming in off the lake. At 05.06am this morning, Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat was requested to launch by Valentia Coast Guard, following a report to…
Fethard RNLI's inshore lifeboat
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#RNLI - Fethard RNLI assisted a man who got into difficulty off the Wexford coast yesterday evening (Tuesday 23 August) as he attempted to move between two boats. The volunteer lifeboat crew launched their inshore lifeboat at 9.35pm following a…
Donaghadee RNLI launch to the rescue at 25 knots
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#RNLI - Donaghadee’s RNLI lifeboat Saxon put to sea three times in 24 hours during a busy weekend keeping aircraft passengers and pleasure sailors safe around the North Down coast. The first call came at 5.30pm on Friday (19 August)…
Lough Ree RNLI on exercise
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#RNLI - Lough Ree RNLI's volunteer lifeboat crew had one of their busiest periods ever in the last week, receiving a total of seven callouts over five days to assist people on and around Lough Ree. The first callout came…
Galway Lifeboat Tows Vessels To Safety At Renville
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#RNLI - Galway RNLI's lifeboat was launched on Saturday evening (20 August) after two yachts and a half-decker got into difficulty at Renville on Galway Bay. The alarm was raised by the Irish Coast Guard shortly after 6pm after a…
Fethard RNLI's D-class inshore lifeboat
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#RNLI - Fethard RNLI launched last night (Saturday 20 August) on the request of the Irish Coast Guard to a vessel with one person onboard in difficulty a mile from Fethard in Co Wexford. A member of the public raised…
Castletownbere RNLI rescues a lone yachtsman during a 12-hour mission at sea
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#RNLI - The Castletownbere lifeboat Annette Hutton was launched early yesterday morning (Saturday 20 August) when Valentia Coast Guard Radio requested assistance to a yacht in difficulties 45 miles south of Mizen Head in West Cork. The 8m yacht with…
Union Hall RNLI on exercise
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#RNLI - A group of kayakers were brought to safety on Thursday night (18 August) by Union Hall RNLI after they got into difficulty during a night-time kayaking expedition off Castlehaven in West Cork. The alarm was raised by one…
Engine breakdown – Nine people were on board, three adults and six children were towed to safety on the cruiser
RNLI Lifeboats
At 3.30pm yesterday, Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat was requested to launch by Valentia Coast Guard, following a report from people on shore at Mountshannon, that people were seen waving a distress signal on a cruiser outside the bay. The lifeboat…
Crosshaven RNLI Inshore Lifeboat off Roches Point in Cork Harbour
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Crosshaven RNLI Lifeboat crew responded to a request from Valentia Coast Guard this evening to a person seen being held onto the side of a moored boat in the Channel at East Ferry. The Crosshaven volunteer crew happened to be near…
Clifden RNLI taking LÉ Orla under tow
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - An unusual training exercise took place on Sunday (14 August) off the Connemara coastline involving the Naval Service vessel LÉ Orla and the volunteer crews of the Clifden RNLI lifeboats. In calm conditions, RNLI volunteers and naval crew…
Loftus Hall present Fethard RNLI with a €12,000 donation towards a new lifeboat
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Fethard RNLI have received a major boost for their inshore lifeboat appeal after receiving a €12,000 donation from local business Loftus Hall. Ahead of the RNLI Waves Festival at the end of the month, Aidan and Shane Quigley…
Helvick Head RNLI's inshore lifeboat Robert Armstrong
RNLI Lifeboats
#RNLI - Three kayakers who got into difficulty in Dungarvan Bay on Sunday evening (7 August) were assisted by the volunteer crew of Helvick Head RNLI. The inshore lifeboat Robert Armstrong launched just after 6.30pm following a report that three…

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