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Wicklow's RNLI lifeboat Annie Blaker
This Sunday (28 April 2019) Wicklow RNLI will bid farewell to their beloved lifeboat Annie Blaker, the last operational Tyne Class lifeboat in the RNLI’s fleet. The historic vessel will launch for the final time at Wicklow lifeboat station on…
Killaloe Coast Guard volunteers with the dog they brought to safety along with its owners after their cruiser lost power
#Rescue - Lough Derg RNLI and Killaloe Coast Guard launched to separate incidents on Easter Monday (22 April) that between them saw four people and a dog rescued on the lough. In the first incident, Lough Derg’s inshore lifeboat launched to…
Arklow RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat Ger Tigchlearr
It was a busy weekend for RNLI lifeboats in Arklow, Larne and Kilmore Quay which each had callouts over the Easter period. Arklow RNLI launched on Sunday afternoon (21 April) to assist a jetski in difficulty following a launch request…
Carrybridge RNLI’s inshore lifeboat, Douglas Euan & Kay Richards
At 1.14pm on the Saturday 20 April Carrybridge RNLI’s inshore lifeboat, Douglas Euan & Kay Richards and Rescue Water Craft (RWC) were launched to a vessel with two people which had run aground North West of Knockninny. Winds were Southerly,…
File photo of Portaferry RNLI's inshore lifeboat
Portaferry RNLI launched to the aid of a fishing vessel with three on board which suffered engine failure on Strangford Lough yesterday afternoon (Saturday 20 April). Volunteers were paged while taking part in in a ‘crew day’, whereby they gathered to clean…
The Courtmacsherry Lifeboat Crew on Callout as they arrive back into Courtmacsherry at 4 am this morning: Sean O Farrell, Mechanic Tadgh McCarthy and Crew members Ken Cashman, Denis Murphy, Evin O Sullivan and Conor Tyndall
The Courtmacsherry All-Weather RNLI Lifeboat was called out at 7.40 pm last night (Saturday) to go to the aid of a 40 ft Yacht which sought assistance 34 Miles off Courtmacsherry and due south of the Seven Heads peninsula in…
The lifeboat crew set up for tow and eased the cruiser off the rocks and into safe water
At 3:40pm Thursday 18th April, Lough Derg RNLI was requested by Valentia Coast Guard to assist 7 people on a 60-ft cruiser aground in Coose Bay, between Split Rock and Hagen Rock. Volunteer crew, with helm Eleanor Hooker, Owen Cavanagh,…
Ballyglass RNLI’s volunteers are getting ready to swap the waves for the road
Ten volunteer lifeboat crew from Ballyglass RNLI, in conjunction with Belmullet Cycling Club, will undertake a 150km cycle from Sligo Bay RNLI in Rosses Point to Ballyglass RNLI in Belmullet on Saturday 27 April. A total of 130 cyclists from…
Hoylake RNLI volunteers and other emergency services worked together to free the trapped horse on the Wirral coast
Horse riders and owners have been warned over taking their animals to beaches or mudflats after two separate rescue incidents in the UK in recent days Last Saturday (13 April) two horses and their riders were rescued from thick mud…
Last year, lifeguards in Northern Ireland responded to 283 incidents and came to the aid of 252 people
Starting on Good Friday, 19 April, RNLI lifeguards will be operating a daily patrol from 11am to 7pm on Benone Strand, Portstewart Strand, West Strand and East Strand in Portrush, and Whiterocks. The Easter service will run until Sunday 28…
File photo of Portaferry RNLI
A volunteer crew from Portaferry RNLI launched to a 999 call in the early hours of Sunday morning (14 April) reporting that a yacht with three people on board had hit rocks at Rainey Island near Ballydoran in Strangford Lough.…
The fishing vessel with engine failure under tow back to Wicklow
Wicklow RNLI volunteers were alerted by pager at 1.05pm on Friday afternoon (12 April) following a launch request to assist a fishing boat with engine failure. The all-weather lifeboat Jock and Annie Slater put to sea shortly before 1.15pm under…
Baltimore RNLI on Thursday night’s medevac callout to Sherkin Island
#Lifeboats - Baltimore RNLI carried out a medevac on Thursday night (11 April) from Sherkin Island off the coast of West Cork. The volunteer crew launched their all-weather lifeboat following a request from the Irish Coast Guard at 9.29pm to…
Volunteer crewmember and comedian PJ Gallagher joined members of Dun Laoghaire RNLI, where he volunteers, to help well-known fundraiser, Mary Nolan Hickey on her way as she cycles around Ireland for Mayday, Pictured with Mary and PJ are Kieran O’Connell (Colley), Coxswain Mark McGibney and Eamon O’Leary of Dun Laoghaire RNLI
The RNLI is calling on people to support their volunteer lifeboat crews as Mayday, the charity’s annual fundraising campaign, was launched yesterday. Volunteer crewmember and comedian PJ Gallagher joined members of Dun Laoghaire RNLI, where he volunteers, to help well-known fundraiser,…
Mary Nolan Hickey is heading off on another lap of Ireland for the RNLI
Mary Nolan Hickey (66) ran around Ireland for the RNLI lifeboat last year, but is now setting off again on her bike for the same cause writes Lorna Siggins. The veteran athlete from Arklow, Co Wicklow with some 57 marathons under…
File photo of Wicklow’s relief all-weather lifeboat Jock and Annie Slater
Wicklow RNLI’s relief Shannon class lifeboat Jock and Annie Slater has its first callout yesterday morning (Tuesday 9 April) to go to the aid of a whelk-fishing vessel with engine failure. The lifeboat, under the command of second coxswain Ciaran…

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