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Lifeboat Launches Lobsters and Lettuce Festival
#LIFEBOATS – Crew members of Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat were on hand recently to help launch the newly established Bundoran Lobsters and Lettuce Festival which will take place this July. Volunteer crew members Brian Faulkner and Daimon Fergus kept the live…
Marine Notice on Construction Work at Baltimore Lifeboat Station
#LIFEBOATS - The latest marine notice from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) advises of construction work being carried out on Baltimore Lifeboat Station from today 5 March. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the works are part of…
Portrush Lifeboat Announce New Raft Race Sponsor
#LIFEBOATS – Portrush Raft Race committee have announced their sponsor for the 2012 Charity Raft Race - 'Victoria Square' in Belfast. The Raft Race is well established on the tourist calendar for the North Coast but this year it has…
Portaferry Kayakers Brought to Safety
#LIFEBOAT – Portaferry Lifeboat brought four kayakers to safety when they got into difficulty two miles south east of the entrance to Strangford Lough. The incident, which took place on Thursday (16 February), occurred when one of the kayakers had…
Baltimore Welcomes Home New Lifeboat
#LIFEBOAT – The people of Baltimore welcomed a new addition to their community today when the RNLI delivered a €3 million Tamar class to the west Cork village.  It is set to replace the Hilda Jarrett Tyne class lifeboat, which…
New €3m Lifeboat for Baltimore
#LIFEBOAT – Baltimore in West Cork welcomes its new lifeboat today when the RNLI delivers a new €3 million Tamar to the town. The boat named Alan Massey is the latest in life saving technology and it has been making…
Body of Man Recovered Near Dundalk Lighthouse
#LIFEBOAT – The body of a man who had been in a small boat that capsized was recovered a mile offshore and close to Dundalk lighthouse yesterday. It is understood the man had taken a small punt out from Soldiers…
Bundoran Lifeboat Call Out to Surfer in Difficulty
#LIFEBOAT – Bundoran RNLI lifeboat were tasked this evening (Saturday, 11 February) to a surfer who was said to be in difficulty at the main beach. An telephone call was made to Malin Head Coast Guard by a concerned member…
Phil Coulter Sings for Ballycotton RNLI
#LIFEBOAT – The annual fundraising dinner in aid of Ballycotton RNLI lifeboat was held on Wednesday, 8 February, at The Grain Store, Ballymaloe, in East Cork, with special guest, Phil Coulter. Tickets sold out well in advance of the event,…
Lifeboats Receive 1,000 Calls for Help in 2011
#LIFEBOATS – RNLI Lifeboats in Ireland launched 980 times to a variety of call outs in 2011. 905 people were rescued over the course of the year by volunteer lifeboat crews who spent over 9,826 hours on service at sea.…
Hangin' Around off Wicklow
#LIFEBOAT – Wicklow Lifeboat took part in a joint training exercise with an Air Corp helicopter in Wicklow bay on Saturday morning. The Air Corp AW139 helicopter crew landed on the Castle near the lifeboat Station at Wicklow harbour for…
Howth Lifeboat Crew Aid Fishing Vessel
#RESCUE – Lifeboat crew with Howth RNLI spent over ten hours on Saturday (4 February 2012) assisting a 17 metre fishing tralwer, with seven crew onboard, 36 miles north east of Howth, which was rapidly taking on water. Howth RNLI…
Northern Ireland Lifeguard Saving Lives in Cameroon
#LIFEBOATS – While RNLI beach lifeguards take a break from life-saving on the North coast of Northern Ireland, RNLI Lifeguard Supervisor Tim Doran, originally from Armagh and living in Portstewart, along with his colleague Ross Macleod, RNLI Beach Safety Programme…
Fisher Entertains By the Lee in Aid of the RNLI (Photos here!)
#SAILING BY THE LEE – Maritime journalist Bob Fisher entertained over 200 guests today at the annual RNLI "Sailing by the Lee" Lunch 2012 in Cork. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOS BELOW BY BOB BATEMAN. The large crowd from the maritime…
Actress Saoirse Ronan Calls to Wicklow Lifeboat Station
#SAOIRSE RONAN – Volunteer lifeboat crew with Wicklow RNLI received a surprise visitor during their navigation course this morning (Monday 23 January 2012).  Well known actress Saoirse Ronan dropped in to say hello while filming nearby. The actress was filming…
Bundoran Lifeboat Launches for Surfer in First callout of 2012
#BUNDORAN RESCUE – On Saturday 14th January, following a distress call, Bundoran RNLI Lifeboat were tasked to assist a surfer in trouble at Tullan Strand, Bundoran. The surfer got into difficulty around 4pm after his surf board snapped during a…

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