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Fethard RNLI's locally funded inshore lifeboat Naomh Dubhán has been on service since February
#RNLI - Fethard RNLI’s new D class lifeboat is to be officially named Naomh Dubhán during a ceremony next weekend. All are welcome to attend the event next Saturday 30 June from 2pm at the lifeboat station in Fethard, Co Wexford.…
RNLI Coxswain Kevin Young (right) with the solo skipper Rees Hopkins
The Courtmacsherry RNLI All Weather Lifeboat was called out at 5.20 pm yesterday to go to the aid of a solo sailor in a 31–ft yacht that had got into difficulties 40 miles off the Seven Heads in West Cork.…
William’s Coates friend Aaron Vance demonstrating the Float to Live survival skill in Bangor marina alongside RNLI lifeguard Charlie Murray, with Bangor RNLI’s inshore lifeboat standing by
The RNLI has today launched its 2018 national drowning prevention campaign, Respect the Water, in Northern Ireland. The launch at Bangor Lifeboat Station comes as the RNLI said that seven people claimed floating helped save their life in 2017 after…
Enniskillen RNLI’s inshore lifeboat
#RNLI - Enniskillen RNLI rescued two people on Lower Lough Erne after their 42ft cruiser broke free from its jetty during Storm Hector yesterday morning (Thursday 14 June). Belfast Coastguard requested the launch of the inshore lifeboat at 6.42am, with the volunteer…
A 32–foot Belfast-registered yacht had its propeller snagged in lobster pots near Dursey Island in County Cork
Castletownbere RNLI lifeboat was tasked this morning (Wednesday 13 June) at 5.22am by the Valentia Coast Guard to go to the assistance of a 32 foot Belfast-registered yacht which had its propeller snagged in lobster pots near Dursey Island in…
Arklow Lifeboat Rescues Lone Swimmer In Late Evening Callout
#RNLI#RNLI - Arklow RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat launched on Saturday evening (9 June) following a report of a lone swimmer in difficulty and being carried out to sea. A concerned member of the public had been out walking at North Quay…
Carrybridge Lifeboat Rescues Cow In Distress
#RNLI - Just two days before Carrybridge RNLI’s new inshore lifeboat had its naming ceremony, boat and crew launched to assist a cow that had fallen from a steep bank on Upper Lough Erne. The lifeboat and rescue water craft…
The new inshore lifeboat pictured with hew crew which is now located at Carrybridge and which has launched 13 times since going on service, was officially named Douglas, Euan & Kay Richards
At a special naming ceremony and service of dedication held today (Saturday 9 June), Carrybridge RNLI officially named its new Atlantic 85 class lifeboat, Douglas, Euan & Kay Richards, at the lifeboat station on Upper Lough Erne.  The honour of…
Bundoran Lifeboat Rescues Kayaker In Difficulty
#RNLI - Bundoran RNLI has rescued a kayaker who got into difficulty between Rossnowlagh and Creevy Pier yesterday evening (Thursday 7 June). The volunteer lifeboat crew were requested to launch their inshore lifeboat by Malin Head Coast Guard at 8.11pm following…
The RNLI has created a new video here explaining the five steps to floating
The RNLI, in partnership with the GAA, through their Healthy Club Programme, has this morning (Thursday 7 June), launched its 2018 national drowning prevention campaign, Respect the Water, at Páirc Uí Chaoimh in Cork. The campaign this year will see…
Four people were assisted by Lough Ree RNLI Volunteers when their boat got stuck on rocks
At 11am yesterday morning, (6 June 2018), Lough Ree RNLI inshore lifeboat crew were requested to launch by the Irish Coast Guard in Malin Head to go to the assistance of 4 people whose boat had got stuck on Slate…
Fenit RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat
#RNLI - Fenit RNLI’s lifeboat volunteer crew responded to a number of calls received from people experiencing difficulties in the sea over the past seven days. The callouts included a person requiring medical assistance, another person getting into difficulty while…
The lifeboat, crewed by Alan Venner, with Georgia Keating, Jenna O’Shea and David Venner arrived with the casualty some 40 minutes later and established a tow to Crosshaven
At 9.45pm on 2 June, the crew of the Crosshaven RNLI Lifeboat in Cork Harbour were paged to assist a 39’ yacht on passage from the UK to Crosshaven. The vessel's given position was in the area of the ‘Power’…
Lough Derg RNLI crew check over the cruiser that ran aground at Tullabeg
#RNLI - A busy Bank Holiday Sunday (3 June) for RNLI lifeboat callouts began just after 9am, when Baltimore RNLI was tasked to a yacht that ran aground upriver from the West Cork village. The vessel, with two on board, got…
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…

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