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Lough Ree RNLI attends the grounded hire boat on the Longford shore
#RNLI - Lough Ree RNLI volunteers have rescued four people whose 37-foot boat had run hard aground on the Longford shore. At 12.17pm yesterday afternoon (Wednesday 29 August) the Irish Coast Guard in Malin Head tasked the Lough Ree inshore lifeboat…
Arklow’s lifeboat Ger Tigchelarr tows a fishing vessel with machinery failure
#RNLI - Following a pager alert by the Irish Coast Guard at 7.28am yesterday morning (Monday 27 August) Arklow RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat was launched to reports of a fishing vessel in difficulty. Within a few minutes, the Ger Tigchelarr and her…
Fundraising chair Valerie Good names the new lifeboat in the traditional manner
#RNLI - With the sun shining down on the assembled crowd, the new Atlantic 85 B class lifeboat for Kinsale RNLI was officially named ‘Miss Sally Anne Baggy II - Never Fear, Baggy’s Here’ during a ceremony at the Kinsale lifeboat…
Courmacsherry’s lifeboat crew with the rescued setter
#RNLI - Courtmacsherry RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat was called out at 5.20pm on Friday evening (24 August) when a dog was reported to be stranded on remote rocks at the base of a steep cliff, near the Fuschia Walk in Courtmacsherry Bay.…
Clifden cyclists with support driver Joe Acton ready for September’s one-day fundraiser
#RNLI - A one-day cycling fundraiser for the RNLI is set to take place on Sunday 16 September when four cycling friends will ride 310km from Dublin to Clifden in Co Galway while wearing lifejackets for the entire trip. Clifden…
Bundoran RNLI also received €6,000 from Avolon Aerospace Leasing Co Ltd to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the drowning of brothers Brendan and Thomas Patton and their cousin Eddie Donagher
#RNLI - A Co Tyrone family rescued by Bundoran RNLI this summer has returned to the lifeboat station to present the volunteer crew with a cheque for €5,000, proceeds of a successful fundraising event. Ryan, Fianche, Cahir, Beth and Marc McCallion…
RNLI volunteers assist one of the three kayakers who attempted to aid the rescue of an injured teenager in Courtown Harbour, as featured on BBC Two’s Saving Lives at Sea this Thursday 23 August
#RNLI - Courtown’s RNLI lifeboat volunteers feature in the new series of Saving Lives at Sea on BBC Two this week. Now on its third year, Saving Lives at Sea puts the spotlight on the RNLI’s army of unpaid volunteers around…
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…
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…
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