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All in a Row for eight hour marathon challenge set to showcase Dublins River Liffey while raising funds for charity

Posted on November 28, 2018 at 9:00 AM

All In A Row 2018 comes to the capital’s River Liffey this Saturday, 1 December, challenging teams rowing 40 skiffs, kayaks, canoes and currachs to exceed a 1,000km target in eight hours.

The organisers are hoping to exceed last year’s target of rowing 1,000km during the event...

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Lap of the Map runner Mary Hickey launches the RNLI Mayday campaign

Posted on April 23, 2018 at 10:50 AM

Fresh from completing her 1,509-mile-long ‘Lap of the Map’ run around Ireland, the inspirational marathon runner Mary Hickey has joined volunteers from Arklow RNLI in the stunning setting of Glendalough in Wicklow to launch Mayday, the RNLI’s annual fundraising event.

Arklow RNLI crew...

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Mary's lap of map for the RNLI is almost complete

Posted on April 9, 2018 at 10:45 AM

Over three months ago, Mary Nolan Hickey set out from Arklow Lifeboat Station in Wicklow, to run round the Irish coastline and complete a 'Lap Of The Map' to raise funds and awareness for the RNLI.

Photo: RNLI/Niamh Stephenson

With the finish...

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Hollywood comes to Clogherhead as locals act to fund new lifeboat

Posted on February 16, 2018 at 8:40 AM

Members of Clogherhead RNLI have been overwhelmed with the local support for ‘The Night at the Oskars’, a major fundraising event being staged to raise funds for the station’s new Shannon class lifeboat, which is due to arrive in 2019.

A night at the Oskars. Photo: RNLI/Clogherhead

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PJ Gallagher and friends to hold special comedy night in Dun Laoghaire theatre

Posted on February 16, 2018 at 8:20 AM

Well known comedian, radio host and star of the small screen, PJ Gallagher, is to hold a night of fun and laughter with some of Ireland’s top comedians to raise funds for the RNLI.

Comedian PJ Gallagher with Dun Laoghaire RNLI. Photo: RNLI/Niamh Stephenson

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RNLI lifeboats to join Search and Rescue partners in major Irish exercise

Posted on September 1, 2017 at 2:35 PM

RNLI lifeboats from Dunmore East and Kilmore Quay are due to take part in a major maritime exercise this Saturday (2 September) in Dunmore East, County Waterford.

Dunmore East All-Weather Lifeboat. Photo: RNLI/Nicholas Leach

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Skerries RNLI to name new lifeboat Louis Simson in memory of a beloved husband

Posted on August 29, 2013 at 2:35 PM

Skerries RNLI lifeboat 'Louis Simson'. Photo: RNLI/Eric Walsh

A new Atlantic 85 lifeboat for Skerries RNLI is to be officially named Louis Simson during a ceremony at the lifeboat station in the north county Dublin coastal town at ...

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Castletownbere RNLI to host official opening ceremony for new lifeboat station

Posted on May 10, 2013 at 3:40 AM

Castletownbere RNLI to officially open new station. Photo: RNLI/Michael O'Sullivan


Castletownbere RNLI in west Cork will officially open its new lifeboat station on Saturday, 18 May.


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Baltimore RNLI to name new Tamar class lifeboat Alan Massey

Posted on September 17, 2012 at 7:15 PM

Photo : RNLI/Provision/Michael MacSweeney

Author : Niamh Stephenson, Public Relations Manager - RNLI Ireland

A sister’s legacy in memory of her beloved brother will be honoured next Satu...

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Baltimore RNLI prepare to welcome Tamar class lifeboat Alan Massey to its new home

Posted on February 14, 2012 at 5:10 AM

Baltimore RNLI's new Tamar class lifeboat Alan Massey getting ready to leave Poole for home. Photo : RNLI/Shane Smyth

Event: Arrival of Baltimore RNLI’s new Tamar class lifeboat

Date & time: Wednesday...
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