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Arklow RNLI Aids Fishing Vessel Off Courtown
#RNLI - Arklow RNLI came to the assistance of three fishermen whose vessel got into difficulty off the Wexford coast yesterday (6 March). The volunteer lifeboat crew was alerted shortly before 1.30pm following a report that a fishing vessel was…
Challengers Gear Up For RNLI Station to Station
#RNLI - Two men are in training to complete the first RNLI Station to Station challenge on Saturday 6 April travelling from Bundoran Lifeboat Station to Arranmore Island Lifeboat Station in 10 hours – by foot, bicycle and kayak. Leaving…
Skerries RNLI Get New Lifeboat
#rnli – Skerries RNLI volunteer crew and station committee have this week received their new Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat.  The lifeboat was officially put on service last night (Thursday 28 February 2013). The north county Dublin lifeboat station is the…
Schoolkids Raise €1,300 for Howth RNLI
#RNLI - Children from Scoil Oilibhéir Naofa in Kilcloon, Co Meath yesterday visited the Howth RNLI lifeboat station to present a cheque for €1,300 raised by pupils through a Christmas fair and a 'Chore Tuesday' at their school. Project teams…
Kilrush RNLI Rescues Five From Stranded Boat
#RNLI - Kilrush RNLI launched on Thursday afternoon (21 February) after pagers were set off by Valentia Coast Guard to the Foynes area, where it was reported that a boat had lost engine power with five people on board. Within…
Skerries RNLI Aids Stranded Powerboat
#RNLI - Skerries RNLI went to the assistance of two people whose powerboat got into difficulty off the Balbriggan coast in north Co Dublin yesterday. Shortly after 6pm last night (Tuesday 19 February) the station’s volunteer lifeboat crew was requested…
Skerries RNLI Crew Shadows Ambulance Teams in Unique Learning Experience
#RNLI - Skerries RNLI volunteer crew recently undertook an exercise the likes of which they had not done before - shadowing a local ambulance team to observe how they respond to emergencies. Philip Ferguson, a Skerries RNLI crew member, is…
Portrush Lifeboat Rescues Stranded Kayaker
#RNLI - Portrush RNLI has rescued a kayaker who got into difficulty off the Co Antrim coast. The volunteer lifeboat crew had an early call out on Sunday morning (17 February) to the kayaker who got into trouble on the…
Lifeboat Launched to Rescue Lough Derg Kayakers
#rnli – Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat was launched to assist two Kayakers in difficulty in near gale winds at Terryglass at the northern end of Lough Derg. Yesterday afternoon Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat was launched at the request of Valentia Coast…
Baltimore Lifeboat Returns to Base After Unsuccessful Search for Missing Fisherman
#rnli – Baltimore RNLI Lifeboat launched at 05:20 this morning 12 Feb 2013 to participate in a search for a missing Spanish fisherman. The Alan Massey, proceeded to an area 20 miles SW of Mizen Head in West Cork.  Alongside…
RNLI Calls For Causeway Coast Lifeguards
#RNLI - The RNLI is currently recruiting lifeguards to work on 10 Northern Ireland beaches for the forthcoming season including seven beaches along the Causeway Coast. The successful candidates will become part of the RNLI’s beach lifeguard team who will…
Rosslare RNLI Launches To Drifting Vessel In Severe Winds
#RNLI - The volunteer lifeboat crew with Rosslare Harbour RNLI launched at 10.30am on Wednesday morning (6 February) to a fishing vessel drifting dangerously close to the shore in a force 8 gale (see video below). The vessel was located…
Distress Whistle Prompts Launch of Lough Derg Lifeboat
#rnli – Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat was launched at the request of Valentia Coast Guard to investigate whether anyone was in difficulty on the lake, after they were informed that three sustained blasts from a whistle were heard from shore…
'Fact Finders' Visit Dun Laoghaire RNLI for RTÉ's 'Elev8'
#RNLI - Dun Laoghaire RNLI will feature on RTÉ‘s youth programme Elev8 next week. A number of the lifeboat station’s volunteer crew took time out on Monday to spend the afternoon filming a segment for the show, which will be…
Donaghdee RNLI Remembers Princess Victoria Tragedy 60 Years On
#RNLI - The sinking of the Princess Victoria on 31 January 1953, with the loss of 135 lives, was the worst maritime disaster in the waters of the British Isles. The Donaghadee lifeboat Sir Samuel Kelly rescued 34 from the disaster…
Lifeboat Rescues Windsurfer In Stormy Conditions
#RNLI - Kilkeel RNLI rescued a windsurfer who got into difficulty in Carlingford, Co Louth yesterday (Tuesday 29 January). The charity’s volunteer lifeboat crew was requested to launch by the Irish Coast Guard shortly after 2pm following a report that…

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