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Crosshaven RNLI's inshore lifeboat John and Janet
#Lifeboats - Crosshaven RNLI launched to the aid of an injured fisherman off Graball Bay yesterday morning (Thursday 14 March). The volunteer crew of the Crosshaven inshore lifeboat, John and Janet, were paged at 10.27am to assist a 10m fishing…
RNLI volunteers Jonathan Connor and Michael P Sullivan check up on Paddy after his dramatic rescue on 17 February
Kinsale’s RNLI lifeboat volunteers have a very special guest joining them in the town’s St. Patrick’s Day parade this Sunday 17 March. Paddy the horse, rescued by the RNLI crew in dramatic circumstances on Sunday 17 February, will lead the…
Lough Derg RNLI's new Atlantic 85
A new Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat has officially gone on service at Lough Derg RNLI. The volunteer crew at Lough Derg have had intensive training over recent months in preparation for the new lifeboat Jean Spier to be officially declared…
File photo of Wicklow RNLI’s inshore lifeboat
Wicklow RNLI's inshore lifeboat was launched at 4:40pm yesterday afternoon (Friday 8 March) to search for a missing dog. The alarm was raised by the anxious owner after her dog, named Otis, chased some seagulls down over the cliff edge…
Rosslare Harbour RNLI’s Severn class lifeboat
#Lifeboats - The RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat based in Rosslare Harbour was launched at 10.38pm on Saturday night (2 March) to assist a passenger onboard an Irish Ferries vessel bound for Pembroke in Wales. The passenger ferry Oscar Wilde, which was…
Youghal’s lifeboat volunteers tie the pleasure craft to the pier head in the harbour
#Lifeboats - Youghal RNLI’s first callout of 2019 came on Sunday (3 March) while out on a morning training exercise. The lifeboat crew had been practising casualty recovery in the area of Youghal Harbour when at 11.33am they became aware…
Bundoran RNLI volunteers pictured back from left, Paul Gallagher, Finn Mullen, Oisin Cassidy, Chris Fox and front from left, Shane O Neill, Nathan Cassidy, Mark Vaughan.
Volunteer crew members at Bundoran RNLI recently undertook an intensive casualty care course, receiving specialised training to enhance their lifesaving skills at sea. The course ran by RNLI trainer Jen Forsyth, focused on effective hands-on treatment rather than complex theory…
Mattie Stafford left, pictured with Declan Dixon from the RNLI when he received his 20 years Long Service Medal in recognition of his time spent on the lifeboat crew
In a warm tribute, the Achill Island RNLI lifeboat station’s volunteers said that it was with deepest shock, regret and sympathy to his family and his wide circle of friends that they reported the untimely passing of their esteemed former…
Bundoran RNLI on a previous exercise
#Lifeboats - The volunteers with Bundoran’s RNLI lifeboat had a long night on Tuesday (26 February) when a routine training exercise turned into a five-hour rescue. The Co Donegal lifeboat crew received the call for help at 8.30pm to a…
The relief Shannon class lifeboat Jock and Annie Slater wows the crowds on Wicklow Harbour’s East Pier
#Lifeboats - Skycam Ireland has released some breathtaking drone video from the arrival of the relief Shannon class lifeboat Jock and Annie Slater in Wicklow on Sunday afternoon (24 February) after travelling from RNLI headquarters in Poole, Dorset. A large turnout of…
Kilkeel Lifeboat Responds To Early-Hours Mayday From Fishing Vessel Crew
#Lifeboats - Kilkeel’s RNLI volunteers responded to a Mayday in the early hours of yesterday morning (Sunday 24 February) after a fishing vessel lost propulsion about half a mile off Kilkeel Harbour in very foggy conditions. The crew, including helm…
Kilkeel RNLI’s inshore lifeboat
Stanley Tomkins, treasurer for the Kilkeel RNLI volunteer crew, is to retire after 25 years’ service at the Co Down lifeboat station. Tomkins, a retired bank manager, was recently awarded the British Empire Medal for his charitable work in the…
Leanne and Aisling Hehir presenting a cheque to Youghal RNLI volunteers on Saturday 16 February
#Lifeboats - Youghal RNLI were honoured to receive two generous donations from members of the community in one day recently. On Saturday 16 February, the East Cork lifeboat station welcomed sisters Aisling and Leanne Hehir who recently celebrated their birthdays,…
Two Kinsale RNLI crew members help free Paddy the horse’s hoof from a submerged metal grid
#Lifeboats - It was a different kind of ‘surf and turf’ when three teenagers and a horse were rescued in two separate callouts by Kinsale's RNLI volunteers yesterday (Sunday 17 February). Late in the afternoon the lifeboat launched following reports…
Is this the greatest lifeboat photo ever taken? Ian Watson’s iconic image of the Portrush Lifeboat putting to sea on February 13th 1989. Photo Ian Watson
Thirty years ago, on February 13th 1989, the volunteer crew of Portrush RNLI Lifeboat launched in dreadful conditions to reports of two Spanish trawlers in difficulty. This was when the famous Portrush picture was taken by photographer Ian Watson. Crew…
Wicklow lifeboat crew on the relief Shannon lifeboat Jock and Annie Slater, which arrives on Sunday 24 February
#Lifeboats - As noted by Tom MacSweeney in his latest podcast, Wicklow is the last RNLI station with a Tyne class lifeboat in service. Before the current Tyne lifeboat Annie Blaker is officially taken off service later this year, it will be…

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