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The paddle boarder is returned to shore by the Skerries inshore lifeboat Louis Simson
#RNLI - Hours after rescuing a family of five from their grounded yacht, Skerries RNLI launched to the aid of a teenager blown out to sea on a stand-up paddle board yesterday evening (Tuesday 14 August). Skerries RNLI was tasked along…
Clifden RNLI's D class lifeboat
#RNLI - Clifden RNLI’s D class lifeboat Celia Mary was on exercise at Glassilaun Beach for the annual sports day on Sunday (12 August) when it was alerted to a group of people cut off by the tide. The inshore lifeboat…
Bangor RNLI tows the speedboat into harbour
#RNLI - Last Wednesday evening (8 August), two men enjoying an evening’s fishing on their speedboat near Groomsport in Co Down hit rocks and lost their propeller. Bangor RNLI were quickly called to the scene for what was described as “a…
Skerries RNLI's volunteers on a previous launch
#RNLI - A family of five were rescued by Skerries RNLI in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday 14 August) after their yacht ran aground at the North Co Dublin town’s harbour. As RTÉ News reports, the family, who are…
RNLI Brings Drowning Prevention Message To Croke Park For Today’s All Ireland Semi-Final
#WaterSafety - RNLI volunteers from lifeboat stations across Ireland will be taking to the pitch in Croke Park this afternoon (Sunday 12 August) for the All-Ireland Senior Championship Football Semi-Final to share the ‘Float to Live’ message. The charity is…
Two People & Their Dog Rescued From Vessel In Difficulty By Portaferry Lifeboat
#RNLI - Portaferry RNLI’s volunteer crew were paged yesterday afternoon (Saturday 11 August) to go to the aid of two people stranded on Guns Island off Co Down. The lifeboat launched at 3:20pm in overcast weather with good visibility and a…
The man had become disorientated whilst navigating in darkness in the area of Tamlaght Bay, Upper Lough Erne
At 1.30am on Friday 10 August, Carrybridge RNLI’s inshore lifeboat, Douglas Euan & Kay Richards and Rescue Water Craft (RWC) launched following a request by Belfast Coastguard to assist a man who had become disorientated whilst navigating in darkness in…
Wicklow’s inshore lifeboat tows the stricken angling boat to safety
#RNLI - A small angling boat with one person on board was towed to safety by Wicklow RNLI after it got into difficulty near Wicklow Head on Wednesday evening (8 August). The angler had earlier departed from Wicklow Port for a…
Dun Laoghaire Lifeboat Rescues Six From Vessel Caught On Pot Marker
#RNLI - Dun Laoghaire RNLI responded to a small powerboat with six onboard on Sunday evening (5 August) when their vessel was caught up on a fishing pot marker just off Dalkey. The volunteer lifeboat crew was requested to launch their…
Carrybridge RNLI approaching the grounded cruiser on Upper Lough Erne
#RNLI - Carrybridge RNLI’s inshore lifeboat and rescue water craft launched to assist a 23ft cruiser which had run aground close to the Share Centre on Upper Lough Erne yesterday evening, Sunday 5 August. Winds were south-westerly Force 2 with good…
Ballycotton Lifeboat In Medevac From Ferry Off East Cork Coast
#RNLI - Ballycotton RNLI launched their all-weather lifeboat on Saturday evening (4 August) around 7.20pm to a crew member on board the Pont-Aven cruise ferry. The female casualty, who became injured while working on the vessel, required a medevac while 30 miles off…
Courtmacsherry RNLI's all-weather lifeboat off Roches Point
#RNLI - Courtmacsherry RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat Frederick Storey Cockburn was called out at 9pm on Friday night (3 August) to go to the aid of a 36ft yacht adrift some 18 miles off the Old Head of Kinsale in West Cork.…
Portrush RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat William Gordon Burr
#RNLI - Portrush RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat was launched last night (Thursday 2 August) to assist with the recovery of a man who had fallen from Elephant Rock into the sea at Ballintoy. The volunteer crew launched the lifeboat at 6.45pm and…
The catamaran being brought under tow to Port Oriel
#RNLI - Clogherhead RNLI had a late-night callout on Wednesday 1 August to rescue the crew of a yacht that had got into difficulty. At around 10.10pm, the Co Louth village’s all-weather lifeboat was requested by the Irish Coast Guard to…
Kinsale RNLI’s Dave Humphreys and Temba Jere flank organising committee members Avril O’Brien and David Doherty (second from right), MC Alan Shortt and RNLI Munster community fundraising manager Mary Creedon
#RNLI - The hugely successful Cork RNLI charity lunch and auction is set to return after an absence of five years. The revamped fundraiser for Baltimore, Crosshaven and Kinsale’s RNLI lifeboat stations will take place in the 18th century mansion…
The cardinal marker off the Aughris peninsula has now been recorded as a navigational hazard
#RNLI - Clifden RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat launched just after midnight on Monday (30 July) to reports of a flashing light spotted off the Connemara coast. The bright flashing lights had been seen from the shore north-west of the Aughris peninsula, and…

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