This website is dedicated to the brave volunteer crews of both the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), the Irish Coast Guard (IRCG) and the Community Rescue Boats Ireland (CRBI) who have to negotiate some of the roughest sea conditions around Europe.
Family raise £9,000 for Newcastle RNLI in memory of local woman Ruth Maguire
Rescued family help RNLI spread lifesaving message during GAA Semi-Final
A Tyrone family who were rescued last year took to the pitch at last weekend’s All-Ireland Hurling semi-final as part of the RNLI’s GAA partnership which aims to raise awareness of the risks of drowning and to encourage people to enjoy the water safely.
Clifden RNLI receive first Shannon class lifeboat for the West Coast of Ireland
Respect The Water
Respect the Water is the RNLI’s national drowning prevention campaign.
Around 190 people die each year around the UK and Irish coasts - and the RNLI is working to change this. The RNLI has a goal to halve the number of coastal drownings by 2024 and Respect the Water is playing a key role in this.
Respect The Water
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RNLI Lifeboat Fleet
The RNLI currently operate from 46 stations in the Republic and Northern Ireland.
Different classes of lifeboat are needed for various locations. So RNLI lifeboats are divided into two categories: all-weather and inshore.
Community Rescue Boats
There are a number of independent lifeboat services located in Ireland.
These services operate independently from the RNLI. Most operate with support from their local community and the Irish Coastguard.
Safety On The Water
The Irish Coast Guard, the RNLI & Irish Water Safety advise caution to those engaged in recreational activities in or near water during the summer months.
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