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Bundoran RNLI approaching the surfer off Rougey Point
#Lifeboats - Bundoran’s RNLI crew assisted a surfer safely to shore on Saturday afternoon (10 November). The volunteers launched after a member of the public raised the alarm, having spotted someone they thought to be in difficulty and waving their…
The French tourist is taken to a waiting ambulance
Red Bay RNLI’s inshore lifeboat was launched this afternoon (Friday 2 November) following reports that a French tourist had sustained a broken ankle after falling on rocks at Kenbane Head near Ballycastle, North Antrim. Two members of Ballycastle coastguard and…
Dunmore East RNLI tows the trawler clear of the rocks
#Lifeboats - Dunmore East RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat launched in the early hours of yesterday morning (Thursday 1 November) to a 23m fishing trawler that had run aground with five people onboard half a mile south-west of Dunmore East Harbour. At 2.06am,…
The RNLI operates over 230 lifeboat stations with 46 in Ireland, such as the above in County Wicklow. The RNLI is independent of Coast Guard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service
The RNLI is deeply grateful and humbled by the generosity of Mrs Elizabeth O’Kelly to bequeath over €6 million in her will to the charity. Gifts in wills, be they large or small, are vital to the charity’s work in…
Carrybridge RNLI attend at the grounding scene
At 5.27pm on Sunday 28 October, Carrybridge RNLI’s inshore lifeboat, Douglas Euan & Kay Richards and Rescue Water Craft (RWC) launched following a request by Belfast Coastguard to assist a vessel with one person on board which had run aground…
The lifeboat arrived with the casualty vessel and once on board assessed the vessel for water ingress and none was found.
 At 16:15pm on Friday 19 October, Carrybridge RNLI’s inshore lifeboat, Douglas Euan & Kay Richards and Rescue Water Craft (RWC) launched following a request by Belfast Coastguard to assist a vessel with three persons on board which had run aground…
The Clann Lir was blessed in a service of dedication
At a special naming ceremony and service of dedication held yesterday (Saturday 13 October), Ballyglass RNLI officially named its new D class lifeboat, Clann Lir, in the Mayo coastal town. The honour of naming the lifeboat went to Derek Moran,…
Castletownbere RNLI's all-weather lifeboat Annette Hutton
#Lifeboats - Castletownbere’s all-weather lifeboat launched last night (Wednesday 10 October) to a Mayday from six fisherman whose boat lost power and was drifting rapidly towards the shore. Pagers sounded for the volunteer RNLI crew at 7.30pm following the alert…
Arklow RNLI tows a yacht with three crew who lost engine power near the Co Wicklow harbour on Saturday
#Lifeboats - Arklow’s volunteer RNLI crew rescued four people in two separate callouts over the weekend. The first launch was on Saturday afternoon (6 October) to a yacht which had gotten into difficulty and was without power about one mile…
A file photo of Baltimore RNLI
Next Wednesday evening (10 October), Baltimore RNLI's volunteer lifeboat crew will lay a wreath at the Catalogues to commemorate the centenary of the wreck of the Thomas Joseph. The 60ft lugger was wrecked on the Catalogue Rocks between Sherkin Island and…
Lough Ree RNLI
Lough Ree RNLI came to the aid of two fishermen who had lost engine power while enjoying the last day of the fishing season. At 2.05pm yesterday Lough Ree RNLI Volunteers were alerted to two fishermen whose 17 foot fishing…
Holyhead’s all-weather lifeboat Christopher Pearce returning to shore with the stricken Irish vessel
#Lifeboats - Holyhead’s all-weather lifeboat launched yesterday morning (Saturday 29 September) to the rescue of an Irish fishing boat adrift in the Irish Sea with mechanical failure. Pagers sounded for the Holyhead RNLI crew just after 8am following a distress…
Jack Lowe and camera alongside Castletownbere’s all-weather lifeboat Annette Hutton
#Lifeboats - After almost four years, Jack Lowe will this week reach the halfway point of his epic ambition to photograph all 238 stations in the RNLI network when he visits Dover Lifeboat Station. Since he began The Lifeboat Station…
The Rita Daphne Smyth officially entered service last Thursday 20 September
#Lifeboats - Baltimore RNLI has welcomed its new Atlantic 85 class inshore lifeboat on service in the West Cork village. The inshore lifeboat arrived at Baltimore lifeboat station on Thursday 13 September and replaces the Atlantic 75 class lifeboat, Patricia Jennings,…
Skerries RNLI bring a 22m fishing vessel into Skerries harbour
#Lifeboats - Arklow RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat crew left their Sunday lunch on 23 September to attend to a fishing vessel in difficulty east of Cahore Point in Co Wexford. Once the vessel and its crew of three were located, it was…
Newcastle RNLI’s volunteers check out the first stricken vessel of their marathon seven-hour storm callout
#Rescue - Newcastle RNLI was involved in the rescue of three yachts in Strangford Lough during Storm Ali on Wednesday (19 September). The lifeboat volunteers were first alerted at 11.40am to go the aid of a stricken yacht at Newtownards Sailing…

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