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Eight Lightkeepers were safely taken from the then Daunt Lightvessel near the entrance to Cork Harbour during February gales that reached hurricane strength when the lifeboat was on continuous service for 49 hours
The family of the RNLI Coxswain who led the Ballycotton Lifeboat in the famous Daunt Rock rescue in 1936, have presented the medals which he was awarded for the rescue to Cork City Museum. The medals, presented to Patrick Sliney,…
Udderly problematic! The cow is rescued by the RNLI south of Athlone
At 10.33am this morning Malin Head Coast Guard requested Lough Ree RNLI launch to assist in the rescue of a cow that was stuck in the mud at Long Island, 2 miles south of Athlone. Conditions at the time were…
Dun Laoghaire RNLI's inshore lifeboat in exercise at Bull Island
BreakingNews.ie reports that three people were rescued by Dun Laoghaire RNLI yesterday morning (Saturday 28 July) after their yacht got into difficulty at sea. The 47ft yacht had its sail caught on the rudder in poor weather conditions five miles offshore.…
Ballycotton’s all-weather lifeboat approaches Youghal RNLI with the stricken pleasure boat
#RNLI - Three men were rescued from their pleasure boat off an East Cork island on Thursday afternoon (26 July) when it began taking on water. Ballycotton RNLI launched their all-weather lifeboat at around 1.40pm to to the scene east of…
Kilkeel RNLI alongside the fishing boat which reported an ill crew member yesterday evening
#RNLI - Kilkeel RNLI’s volunteer crew launched their inshore lifeboat at 7.55pm yesterday evening (Thursday 26 July) after a crew member of a fishing boat was reported unwell and in need of medical attention. Winds were blowing 3 to 4 knots…
Galway RNLI’s inshore lifeboat
#RNLI - Three young German visitors were rescued by Galway RNLI after getting stranded on Hare Island in Galway Bay yesterday afternoon (Thursday 26 July). The three students were trapped on the island after the tide came in shortly before 12.30pm.…
The cruiser went aground on rocks
At 2.12pm today Lough Derg RNLI to launched following a Mayday relay from Valentia Coast Guard to assist two people reported to be in the water after their 28ft–cruiser was 'taking on water and sinking'.  Valentia Coast Guard gave co-ordinates…
Donaghadee’s all-weather lifeboat Saxon will be open to the public Saturday afternoon as part of the annual festival
#RNLI - Donaghdee RNLI has put together a packed itinerary for their forthcoming Lifeboat Festival this coming Saturday 28 July. The popular maritime festival has gone from strength to strength each year, with locals and visitors exploring the maritime heritage…
File image of Baltimore’s lifeboat crew preparing for a medevac
#RNLI - Baltimore RNLI carried out a medical evacuation yesterday afternoon (Wednesday 25 July) from Cape Clear Island off the coast of West Cork. The volunteer lifeboat crew launched their all-weather lifeboat following a request from the Irish Coast Guard…
Bundoran Lifeboat In Two Sunday Calls For Assistance
#RNLI - Bundoran RNLI responded to two calls for assistance yesterday (Sunday 22 July) by an angling boat with a fouled propeller and a yachtsman suddenly taken ill. The volunteer lifeboat crew launched after 10am following a call to go the…
Courtmacsherry RNLI's all-weather lifeboat
#RNLI - Courtmacsherry RNLI rescued six people yesterday afternoon (Sunday 22 July) when their 20ft RIB dive boat got into difficulties at the Old Head of Kinsale. The all-weather lifeboat under coxswain Kevin Young and a crew of six launched…
Wicklow’s all-weather lifeboat Annie Blaker
#RNLI - Wicklow RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat Annie Blaker launched shortly after 3.10pm yesterday afternoon (Sunday 22 July) after the skipper of a yacht taking on water called for assistance. The lifeboat — under the command of coxswain Nick Keogh and with…
Clifden RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat on exercise
#RNLI - Clifden RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat was launched on Tuesday evening (17 July) for the medevac of a young woman who sustained a serious head injury in a cycling accident on Inishbofin. Arriving at the island’s harbour at 8.53pm, lifeboat crew members Joe…
Lough Derg RNLI’s inshore lifeboat
#RNLI - Lough Derg RNLI launched to assist two adults on a 30ft cruiser with electrical failure deep in Youghal Bay off Garrykennedy yesterday afternoon, Monday 16 July. Valentia Coast Guard requested the lifeboat to launch at 2pm to the casualty…
Bundoran RNLI was called by Malin Head Coast Guard
Volunteer lifeboat crew with Bundoran RNLI rescued three swimmers last night (Monday 16 July) from the sea off Bundoran Beach after they got caught in a rip current. Sea conditions changed suddenly when the father and his two sons went…
A yacht went aground near the Fort sandbank at the entrance to Wexford Harbour
Volunteer lifeboat crew at Wexford RNLI were called out three times over the weekend. On Saturday (14 July), the crew were launched at 6:25 pm to a motorboat adrift with engine failure in the Slaney Estuary. The second callout came…

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