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Fethard RNLI receives 12,000 Euro donation from Loftus Hall towards lifeboat appeal

Posted on August 11, 2016 at 7:30 PM


Loftus Hall present Fethard RNLI with 12K donation for new lifeboat. Photo: Patrick Browne


 

Fethard RNLI have received a major boost for their inshore lifeboat appeal after receiving a €12,000 donation from local business, Loftus Hall.


Ahead of the much anticipated RNL...

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Crosshaven RNLI launch to an inflatable Dinghy with 3 persons on board being blown out to sea

Posted on August 7, 2016 at 1:40 PM

Crosshaven inshore lifeboat. Photo: RNLI/Crosshaven

Crosshaven lifeboat was launched this afternoon after a member of the public alerted the Coast Guard to an inflatable Dinghy with 3 persons on board being blown out to sea.


 

The lifeboat launched ...

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Kinsale RNLI lauches twice within six hours

Posted on August 7, 2016 at 1:25 PM

Photo: RNLI/Kinsale

Volunteer crew from Kinsale RNLI launched twice overnight on Saturday (6 August) and into the early hours of Sunday (7 August).


Kinsale RNLI lifeboat first launched at 9.40pm to aid a 26ft yacht that had become propp...

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Two callouts in 24 hours for Fethard RNLI Volunteers

Posted on August 7, 2016 at 1:05 PM

Fethard inshore lifeboat. Photo: RNLI/Fethard



Volunteer lifeboat crew with Fethard RNLI launched on what would be the first of two callouts in 24 hours on Saturday morning (6 August 2016) at 8.57 am to reports of a 17ft punt with three people onboard in difficulty off Keeragh Island in Wexford.
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Ballycotton RNLI rescues child after off shore wind drifts inflatable out to sea

Posted on August 5, 2016 at 6:20 AM

Ballycotton RNLI rescues child after off shore wind drifts inflatable out to sea. Photo: RNLI/Ballycotton


Ballycotton RNLI rescued a child yesterday evening after an off shore breeze pulled her inflatable dinghy out to sea.


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RNLI lifeguards discover old mortar bomb on Murlough Beach

Posted on August 4, 2016 at 2:45 PM

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RNLI lifeguards discover old mortar bomb on Murlough Beach. Photo: RNLI


 

RNLI lifeguards created an exclusion zone up to 300m on Murlough Beach on Monday afternoon (1 August) following the discovery of an old mortar bomb.


Senior lifeguard Peter Kinkaid and lifeguar...

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Baltimore Lifeboat tows 20m Trawler with 6 crew to the safety of Baltimore Harbour

Posted on August 4, 2016 at 4:35 AM

Baltimore Lifeboat tows 20m Trawler with 6 crew to the safety of Baltimore Harbour. Photo: RNLI


At 1:07am on Wednesday (August 3rd) Baltimore lifeboat and Coast Guard helicopter Rescue 115 were tasked to assist a 20m trawler, with 6 crew aboard that had lost power 1nm from the Fastnet Rock lighthouse. Within 35minutes after putting to sea Bal...

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RNLI Beach Lifeguard Unit on Benone Strand Vandalised for Second Time This Season

Posted on August 4, 2016 at 1:10 AM

RNLI Beach Lifeguard Unit on Benone Strand Vandalised for Second Time This Season. Photo: RNLI


The RNLI beach lifeguard unit on Benone Strand on the North coast has been vandalised for a second time this season.


A member of the public reported tha...

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RNLI charity walkers epic journey around Irish coast nears completion

Posted on August 2, 2016 at 2:00 PM

Alex Ellis-Roswell is walking around Ireland in aid of the RNLI. Photo: RNLI/Alex Ellis Roswell

 

A young man who set off on a marathon journey nearly two years ago this week, to walk the entire Irish and UK coastline to raise funds for the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution), is about to reach a major milestone.

Alex Ellis-...

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Youghal RNLI rescue dog swimming out to sea off Pilmore beach

Posted on August 2, 2016 at 5:50 AM
Youghal Atlantic 85 class lifeboat. Photo: RNLI/Youghal

Youghal RNLI launched to a boat in difficulty and ended up saving dog.


The volunteer crew of Youghal lifeboat were requested to launch on Saturday last (30 July) at 3.10pm to reports of a dive boat with...

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