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Athlone River Festival Promises A Fun-Filled Weekend
#Festivals - The River Shannon will come alive with the Athlone River Festival later this month. The Shannon has long been the base for festivals in the midlands centre, from the original Athlone People’s Regatta in the 1920s to the Athlone…
Once on scene the lifeboat crew checked that the two onboard were safe and well before attempting to tow the vessel off the rocks
Rosslare Harbour RNLI rescued a man and woman from a 12m French racing yacht which ran aground last night during the Normandy Channel Race. The yacht which had successfully rounded the Tuskar Rock and was making its way towards the…
Susan Mason and her husband Seamus are Buckingham Palace bound
#RNLI - Two long-serving volunteers from Youghal RNLI in East Cork have a royal engagement at Buckingham Palace next week. Former station mechanic Seamus Mason, who has been a lifeboat volunteer with the RNLI for 30 years, and his wife…
Wicklow Sailing Club Table Quiz Tonight In Aid Of RNLI
#WicklowSC - With a month to go before the start of the 20th Round Ireland Race, hosts Wicklow Sailing Club are holding a table quiz at The Old Forge tonight, Thursday 31 May. The night kicks off at 8pm with…
Bundoran lifeboat crew immediately took the man onboard and began to administer casualty care
Volunteers from Bundoran RNLI were involved in the rescue of a man and a boy who got caught in a rip current off Bundoran beach yesterday afternoon (Sunday 27 May). Malin Head Coast Guard requested the inshore lifeboat to launch…
Rosslare Harbour RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat
#RNLI - Rosslare Harbour RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat launched late last night (Sunday 27 May) to assist a becalmed yacht with three crew onboard. The 13m yacht, which was travelling south, was becalmed on a very still evening. Unable to continue and…
The half-submerged paddle steamer in the Irish Sea
RNLI volunteers from Holyhead in North Wales were called to a paddle steamer sinking in the Irish Sea yesterday afternoon (Friday 25 May). The vessel had been under tow by tug towards Ireland after a period in the south of England…
Baltimore RNLI's all-weather lifeboat
#RNLI - Baltimore RNLI has praised the swift actions of one of its volunteer crew members in the rescue a man taken ill on a passenger vessel in West Cork yesterday afternoon (Friday 25 May). In the first of two…
Lough Ree RNLI on exercise
#RNLI - Lough Ree RNLI was requested to launch its inshore lifeboat at 6.56pm yesterday evening (Wednesday 23 May) following reports of a swimmer in difficulty at the Golden Mile south of the motorway bridge in Athlone. Inshore lifeboat The…
Clifden RNLI’s lifeboats
#RNLI - A fisherman has died after his boat capsized off Cruagh Island near Clifden in Co Galway yesterday evening (Wednesday 23 May). Volunteers from Clifden RNLI were involved in the search and rescue operation for the man after the…
Ramsey RNLI with the casualty vessel safely in tow
#RNLI - Ramsey RNLI on the Isle of Man launched its all-weather lifeboat Ann & James Ritchie yesterday afternoon (Wednesday 23 May) to render assistance to a day angling vessel with three people on board. The 21ft vessel had broken down…
Lifejacket check – get yours tested at CH Marine in Cork
Is your lifejacket in good working order? Lifejackets have to be regularly serviced and maintained to work when needed!  Leading Irish chandlery CH Marine is playing its role in keeping sailors safe this season with its annual Lifejacket Awareness campaign starting this…
Baltimore RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat launched for the station’s third medical evacuation in two weeks on Monday morning 21 May
#RNLI - Baltimore RNLI carried out a medevac yesterday morning (Monday 21 May) from Cape Clear Island off the coast of West Cork. The volunteer lifeboat crew were asked to launch their all-weather lifeboat following a request from the Irish…
Red Bay RNLI this afternoon were called out to three canoeists stranded on rocks at Ballycastle
Volunteer lifeboat crew at Red Bay RNLI rescued three people off rocks at Ballycastle this afternoon (Saturday 19 May 2018) when two canoeists capsized and had to scramble onto rocks to safety. A third canoeist who tried to assist them…
Ballyglass RNLI arrives at the large floating barge off the Mayo coast on Monday evening
#RNLI - Ballyglass RNLI’s lifeboat crew had an unusual callout on Monday evening (14 May) when they were launched to recover a runaway barge that had drifted to the Mayo coast across the Atlantic from Canada more than 3,000km away. The…
Carrybridge RNLI’s inshore lifeboat en route to the grounded cruiser west of Knockninny
#RNLI - Carrybridge RNLI’s inshore lifeboat and rescue water craft (RWC) launched at 1.51pm yesterday afternoon (Sunday 13 May) following a request by Belfast Coastguard to assist a 35ft cruiser with four on board which was aground about a mile west of…

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