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Dun Laoghaire RNLI and Bray Emmets GAA to work together on drowning prevention

Posted on June 22, 2017 at 6:50 AM

‘Sporting communities can play a major role in preventing deaths from drowning’

Dun Laoghaire RNLI and Bray Emmets GAA working together on drowning prevention. Photo: RNLI/Niamh Stephenson

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Clifden RNLI rescues lone sailor after yacht runs aground in Clifden Bay

Posted on June 21, 2017 at 1:15 PM

Clifden RNLI received a launch request from the Irish Coast Guard at 7.16pm yesterday evening to assist a yacht gone aground in the Clifden Bay area.

Photo: RNLI

The Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat was launched and helm David Barry, ...

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Union Hall RNLI assists racing yacht in difficulty

Posted on June 21, 2017 at 9:55 AM

Union Hall RNLI were requested on Tuesday night (20 June) by Valentia Coast Guard at 8.32pm to provide assistance to a 6.5m yacht with two people onboad, seven and half miles south of Adam Island at the entrance to Glandore harbour.

Union Hall RNLI gives assist...

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Larne RNLI rescue five teenagers near Black Arch

Posted on June 20, 2017 at 7:05 PM

Larne RNLI launched their all-weather lifeboat Dr John McSparron and inshore lifeboat Terry last night (Monday 19 June) to help five people cut off by the tide on rocks at the Black Arch.

Five teenagers rescued at Black Arch by Larne RNLI. Photo: Larne Coastguard.

The lifeboat crew were r...

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Lough Ree RNLI assist three people after boat breaks down in late night call out

Posted on June 20, 2017 at 4:05 PM

Lough Ree RNLI assisted three people, one man and two women, after their boat broke down at the north end of Lough Ree last night (Monday 19 June).

Lough Ree Lifeboat. Photo: RNLI

The volunteer crew was alerted by the Irish Coast Guard in M...

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Busy weekend for Skerries RNLI as volunteers tasked on three separate occasions

Posted on June 20, 2017 at 3:50 PM

Skerries RNLI volunteers were tasked on three separate occasions last weekend with the pagers sounding once on Saturday (17 June) and twice on Sunday (18 June).

Skerries RNLI Recovering their Atlantic 85 Inshore Lifeboat. Photo: RNLI/Gerry Canning


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Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat assists three people after their 33ft cruiser ran aground in Scarriff Bay

Posted on June 18, 2017 at 1:45 PM

On Friday June 16, Valentia Coast Guard requested Lough Derg RNLI to assist 3 people whose 33ft cruiser ran aground north of the entrance to Scarriff River, on the western shore of Lough Derg.

Lough Derg Lifeboat in action. Photo: RNLI

At 6.13pm the lifeboat ...

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Red Bay RNLI rescue two people after kayak capsize near Waterfoot

Posted on June 18, 2017 at 11:40 AM

Volunteer lifeboat crew with Red Bay RNLI rescued two people on Saturday afternoon (17 June) after the kayak they were in capsized and left them clinging to the upturned vessel and shouting for help in the water near Waterfoot in County Antrim.

Red Bay RNLI rescue two people clinging to capsized kayak. Phot...

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Wicklow RNLI assists three fishermen after boats gets into difficulty

Posted on June 15, 2017 at 5:15 AM

Wicklow RNLI's all-weather lifeboat launched at 2.50pm yesterday afternoon (Wednesday 14 June) to assist the crew of a whelk fishing vessel off the Wicklow coast.

Wicklow All-weather lifeboat returning after the callout. Photo: RNLI/Tommy Dover


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Valentia RNLI escort three people on board a motor cruiser to safety

Posted on June 14, 2017 at 4:30 AM

Valentia RNLI escorts motor cruiser home. Photo: RNLI/Valentia

Valentia RNLI volunteers launched the lifeboat yesterday morning (Tuesday 13 June) to assist a 37ft motor cruiser with three people on board, which was taking on water west of Sybil Point, Co. Kerry.
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