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RNLI Benefit Night at Poolbeg Y&BC

21st August 2009
RNLI Benefit Night at Poolbeg Y&BC

Hosted by Betty Boop (John Alvey, Clodagh Whelan, Mark Alvey and James Ryan), who had to be towed 50 miles by the Dunmore East Lifeboat after their rudder broke off on the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle race, Poolbeg Yacht & Boat Club is the venue for a good night's entertainment after Saturday's ISORA Race – including a first-hand account of the above-mentioned rescue!

Don’t miss this opportunity to hang out over a glass of wine and a Buffet Supper as John recounts the incident and rescue. The evening is free, compliments of Betty Boop! Please bring along an item to be raffled. Bring lots of money to buy lots of tickets, everything received will be raffled, there may even be an auction.

From 9pm onwards there will be music and anyone who plays an instrument or sings is particularly welcome. All boats are welcome to stay overnight on the marina at no cost.

All proceeds go to the RNLI – the safety net of all sailors.

Published in RNLI Lifeboats
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RNLI Ireland Information

The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts.

The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and the Channel Islands.

The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824 its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,200 lives.

How many RNLI stations are there in Ireland?

46 stations

The RNLI currently operates from 46 stations in the Republic and Northern Ireland. Different classes of lifeboat are needed for various locations. So RNLI lifeboats are divided into two category types: all-weather and inshore.

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