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Aran Islands RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat
Aran Islands lifeboat volunteers launched their all-weather lifeboat on Saturday afternoon (17 August) to carry out a medical evacuation for an injured tourist. The female visitor to Inis Mór had sustained a suspected fractured leg while out sightseeing, Aran Islands…
Fr Liam Boyle (pictured centre) served on the RNLI Arranmore lifeboat in Donegal
A Donegal-based priest who had had to quit his voluntary role as crew member of an RNLI lifeboat has said he will miss the “adrenaline rush” writes Lorna Siggins Fr Liam Boyle served on the RNLI Arranmore lifeboat in Donegal…
Portaferry RNLI’s inshore lifeboat
Portaferry’s volunteer lifeboat crew had a busy Saturday (17 August), launching twice before providing rescue cover at a local triathlon event. The first callout was in the morning to a 21ft yacht with engine failure that was at risk of…
Thomas Davis (left) and Rob King of RNLI Clifden
Two Clifden RNLI lifeboat crew past and present have been promoted to two new roles in the charity. Rob King, the former full-time mechanic for Clifden lifeboat station has been appointed as the RNLI’s Area Lifesaving Manager for the West…
Story Of Lifeboat Crew Billed For Lost Inflatable Is A Tall Tale, Says RNLI
Don’t believe everything you read, the RNLI advises, after the lifesaving charity was forced to debunk claims it was recently billed for an inflatable toy lost during the rescue of a child. According to The Independent, there appear to have…
Lough Ree RNLI
Lough Ree RNLI came to the aid of a woman who became unwell on a boat on the lake on Tuesday evening and required a medical evacuation. The volunteer crew were requested to launch their inshore lifeboat at 9.15pm by…
Ruth’s fiancé Jim Griffin presents a cheque for £9,000 to Newcastle RNLI’s station coxswain Nathan Leneghan (right) and fellow crew members who were involved in the search, from left, Sean Cunningham, station mechanic Shane Rice, Gerry McConkey and David Hughes. Also included is Newcastle RNLI’s Lifeboat Operations Manager, Lisa Ramsden.
The family of Ruth Maguire, who was drowned in Carlingford Lough last March, have raised £9,000 for Newcastle RNLI in her memory. Newcastle RNLI was involved in the search for Ruth along with other search and rescue agencies and recovered…
Kinsale RNLI’s lifeboat crew return Ghost, the year-old Holstein Friesian, to safety
A cow named Ghost was saved from Kinsale Harbour at the weekend after slipping down a cliff from the field above — in what also marked a second animal rescue this year for Kinsale RNLI. Kinsale’s lifeboat volunteers launched on…
The casualty vessel under tow by Mullaghmore RNLI
Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat was requested to launch to reports of a vessel that had washed up on rocks off Mullaghmore Head on Monday afternoon (August 12th 2019). The pagers were activated by Malin Head Coast Guard at 4:16 pm. They…
Courtmacsherry RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat off Roches Point
Courtmacsherry RNLI was among the search and rescue agencies who responded yesterday morning (Thursday 8 August) to reports that a man had taken ill during a diving expedition to the wreck of the Lusitania. As reported by The Irish Times,…
Rosslare Harbour RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat
It was a busy August Bank Holiday weekend on the Wexford coast with three callouts for Rosslare Harbour’s lifeboat volunteers. The first came on Saturday evening (3 August) at 6pm, when the lifeboat readied for launch to a report of…
File image of Clifden RNLI’s inshore and Mersey class lifeboats, which launched to the kayakers in distress yesterday evening
Two sea kayakers were rescued from the water off Ballyconneely in western Connemara by Clifden RNLI’s volunteer lifeboat crew yesterday afternoon (Tuesday 6 August). Just after 4.30pm the lifeboat station’s volunteers responded to reports via the Irish Coast Guard of kayakers…
Aran Islands RNLI offshore lifeboat
Aran Islands RNLI came to the aid of two people yesterday evening (Bank Holiday Monday 5 August) who required medical attention off the islands. The all-weather Severn class lifeboat David Kirkaldy was requested to launch at 8 pm by the…
Oisin and Nathan Cassidy, whose father James is helm with Bundoran RNLI
Two recently recruited volunteer lifeboat crew at Bundoran RNLI have had a key part of their training funded by Lloyd’s Register Foundation, according to the lifesaving charity. Brothers Oisin and Nathan Cassidy, from Kinlough in Co Leitrim, recently travelled to…
Carrybridge RNLI at Naan Island on Sunday 4 August
Carrybridge lifeboat volunteers a busy morning on Sunday (4 August), starting with two personal water craft with engine issues close to Naan Island on Upper Lough Erne. The relief inshore lifeboat and rescue water craft were launched at 11.33am to…
The yacht under tow by Clifden RNLI
Three crew on board a yacht which experienced difficulty off Inishbofin, North Connemara, were rescued by the RNLI Clifden crew on Saturday evening writes Lorna Siggins The yacht had been on passage to Inishbofin when its dinghy broke loose, according…

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