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Santa Arrives in Wicklow on a Lifeboat
#santa – Plenty of festive cheer at Wicklow RNLI Lifeboat Station this afternnon with the arrival of Father Christmas for his annual visit. Many of the crew's children gathered on the East pier to greet Santa as he arrived on…
ESB Retiree Donates Gift Money to Bundoran RNLI
#RNLI - After 43 years working with the ESB, a Co Donegal man has donated €700 – money in lieu of retirement presents – to Bundoran RNLI. Ballyshannon’s Brendan 'Mannix' Gallagher held his retirement party last Friday 30 November at…
TV3 Christmas Special to Feature 'Unsung Heroes' of Arklow RNLI
#RNLI - Volunteers from Arklow RNLI in Co Wicklow are to feature in a Christmas special to be broadcast on TV3. The documentary, Unsung Heroes, will highlight the efforts of those who provide the essential rescue service throughout the year,…
Donaghdee RNLI Comes To Aid of Drifting Fishing Boat
#RNLI - Donaghadee RNLI has assisted two people whose boat got into difficulty off Co Down. The station’s volunteer lifeboat crew was out on a training exercise on Sunday morning when they were requested to go to the aid of…
Lough Swilly RNLI Rescues Crew From Stricken Fishing Boat
#RNLI - Lough Swilly RNLI rescued five people onboard a 50ft fishing boat yesterday evening (Sunday 2 December) after the vessel’s engine broke down in Co Donegal. During what was a nine-hour callout in tough weather conditions, Portrush RNLI also…
New Lifeboat Station for Castletownbere RNLI
#RNLI - The Southern Star reports that Castletownbere RNLI in West Cork has a found a permanent home with the construction of a new station and pontoon. Coxswain Brian O'Driscoll told the paper that the new station was "a long…
Crosshaven Lifeboat Rescues Skipper from Sinking Fishing Boat
#rnli – Last night at 8.40pm, as the Crosshaven RNLI lifeboat was returning from exercise, information was received from Valentia Coast Guard Radio of a distress flare sighted about 1 miles South of Gyleen. Further information received was of a…
Lucky Escape for Fishermen as Photos of Fishing Vessel Show Fire off Hook Head
#rnli –  The  lifeboat crew with Dunmore East RNLI responded to a callout yesterday to a vessel on fire four miles south of Hook Head in County Waterford. The fishing vessel Kingfisher, with two crew onboard, issued a Mayday after…
RNLI Warns Over 'Bogus Santa' Collector
#RNLI - The RNLI has warned the public in Donegal to keep on the lookout after reports that a man in a Santa Claus outfit was falsely claiming to be collecting for the lifeboat charity at the weekend. A spokesperson…
Dunmore East Volunteer is RNLI Photographer of the Year
#RNLI - Neville Murphy of Dunmore East lifeboat station has been named the RNLI's Photographer of the Year for 2012. The public came out in force on Facebook to vote for 'The Calm', his shot of heavy weather jackets hanging…
Help Choose a Winner for RNLI Photographer of the Year
#LIFEBOATS - The shortlist has been announced for the RNLI's annual Photographer of the Year competition - and for the first time in its seven-year history, the charity is inviting members of the public to vote for their favourite. The…
RNLI Receives Thank-You After Cow Rescued from Irish Sea
#LIFEBOATS - The volunteer lifeboat crew at Trearddur Bay in Anglesey, north Wales have received a kind donation and a thank-you card from the owner of Daisy, a cow recently rescued after falling from a cliff into the Irish Sea. Danielle…
Isle of Man Lifeboat Volunteers Recognised by Queen
#LIFEBOATS - Volunteers with Douglas RNLI in the Isle of Man were presented with Diamond Jubilee medals from the Queen last week in recognition of their tireless service to saving lives in the Irish Sea. And they couldn't have found a…
Surfers Train as Lifeguards in Jersey
#RNLI - In what seems like a perfect match of skills, BBC News reports on a group of five surfers from Jersey who are being trained as lifeguards by the RNLI. The surfers have graduated from voluntary beach patrols to…
Boys Rescued From Rocks Off North NI Coast
#LIFEBOATS - Two teens were rescued from rocks off north Co Derry on Wednesday afternoon, the Belfast Telegraph reports. The 13-year-old boys were stranded by the incoming tide in the East Promenade area of Portstewart. PSNI officers called to the…
Castletownbere Lifeboat Assists Grounded Spanish Trawler
#rnli – Castletownbere lifeboat crew responded to an early morning callout on Saturday when they launched at 5am to reports that a Spanish fishing trawler had grounded at Ard na Kinna on the western point of Bere Island in Cork. …

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