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Crosshaven RNLI off Roches Point
Both Crosshaven and Kinsale RNLI lifeboats were launched at 11am this morning (Sunday 2 June) to assist a 17’ boat with one person on board, broken down off Roberts Cove in a strengthening Force 6/7 westerly wind. The angling boat…
Volunteer crew member Barry Kirkpatrick training on coxswain boat handling in Ballylumford Harbour
Larne RNLI has a close-knit group of volunteers, both crew members and fundraisers, with a strong family ethos and team approach to ensure everyone plays their part to help saves lives at sea on the east Co Antrim coast. Recently, one of…
Lough Ree Lifeboat
Lough Ree RNLI Volunteers assisted in the reach of a suspected missing person who had become separated from the jet ski they were on. Yesterday, 2 June 2019 at 7.05pm the Irish Coast Guard in Malin Head tasked Lough Ree…
Clogherhead RNLI’s new Shannon class lifeboat is launched. The boat is unique in the RNLI’s fleet as it has been funded by an Irish legacy
The latest in RNLI lifeboat technology was delivered to Clogherhead in County Louth yesterday and was welcomed to its new home by hundreds of people who turned out from the town and surrounding areas. Clogherhead RNLI’s Shannon class lifeboat is…
The event had been scheduled for the afternoon of Sunday 2 June
This weekend’s Bundoran RNLI Soapbox Race will no longer be going ahead on Sunday 2 June due to poor weather forecast for the region. In a statement, the organisers said: “It is with regret that we have decided to cancel…
Donaghdee RNLI Lifeboat
Three RNLI lifeboats were launched last night (Tuesday 28 May) at the request of Belfast Coastguard after reports that a fishing vessel with five people onboard was rapidly taking on water and in need of assistance off the Isle of…
Ruth Osborne from Newquay recounts her float to stay alive tale in the video below
Annual coastal fatality figures released today in the UK by the RNLI lifesaving charity reveal that, of the 128 people who lost their lives at the UK coast in 2018, ninety per cent were male. Although coastal deaths were higher…
The Bundoran RNLI Soapbox Race gets underway at 1pm this Sunday 2 June
Final preparations are being made ahead of this weekend’s Bundoran RNLI Soapbox Race which takes place this Sunday 2 June at Astoria Road. Now in its eighth year, the event is organised and hosted by the volunteer crew of the…
Clogherhead RNLI’s new Shannon Class lifeboat Michael O’Brien
Clogherhead locals are set to welcome the latest RNLI lifeboat in Ireland to the Co Louth town this Sunday 2 June. The Shannon class lifeboat Michael O’Brien lifeboat is due to arrive in Clogherhead at exactly 13.31 which is also…
Skerries RNLI tows the stricken motorboat to safety
Skerries RNLI towed two adults and two teenagers to safety on Saturday afternoon (25 May) after their motorboat broke down east of Rockabill Lighthouse. Shortly after 5.30pm, Skerries RNLI were tasked by Dublin Coast Guard to assist a 21ft motorboat…
Clogherhead RNLI Lifeboat
The community of Clogherhead is set to welcome the latest RNLI lifeboat to be based in Ireland, to their town on Sunday 2 June. This Shannon class lifeboat is unique in the RNLI’s fleet as it has been funded by…
The paddleboarder was located safe and well and was happy to make his way back to Whitehead harbour. See vid below.
Larne RNLI launched to search for a paddleboarder who was reported overdue from Whitehead yesterday afternoon (Sunday 26 May). Larne RNLI's all-weather and inshore lifeboats launched at 4.55pm following a request from Belfast Coastguard to assist in the search. Donaghadee…
Aran Islands RNLI lifeboat
Aran Islands RNLI’s volunteer lifeboat crew spent nine hours at sea last night to help bring a sick fisherman to safety.  The crew were requested to launch their all-weather lifeboat by the Irish Coast Guard at 9.45pm last night (Thursday…
Baltimore RNLI lifeboat
Baltimore RNLI rescued two sailors this morning (Thursday 23 May) after their 30ft yacht ran into navigational difficulty at the mouth of the Ilen River in West Cork. Baltimore RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat under Coxswain Aidan Bushe and with six volunteer…
The lone sailor under tow by Portaferry lifeboat
Portaferry RNLI rescued a lone sailor last night (Wednesday 22 May) after his 25ft yacht got into difficulty in the Irish Sea. The volunteer crew were requested to launch their inshore lifeboat at 8.51pm following a request from Belfast Coastguard…
Baltimore RNLI’s new inshore lifeboat
Baltimore RNLI carried out a medical evacuation last night (Wednesday 22 May) from Heir Island off the coast of West Cork. Baltimore’s volunteer lifeboat crew launched their inshore lifeboat following a request from the Irish Coast Guard at 8.34pm to…

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