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Photo: RNLI/Ballycotton

Tuesday 14 February 2023

Ballycotton RNLI takes on the Wild West to raise €18,496 in night of country fun

If you were in Ballycotton last Friday night you might be forgiven for thinking you had stepped back in time or stepped into the wrong saloon! The Blackbird Bar was transformed into a scene straight out of Tombstone Arizona, complete with straw bales, gingham tablecloths, ‘wanted’ posters of local ‘outlaws’ and bursting with a cowboys and cowgirls ready to muster up and raise vital funds for Ballycotton RNLI.

Lough Ree RNLI volunteers, supporters and staff at the presentation: Front (L-R) Mary Hearty, Vincent Rafter, Pauline Irwin, Michael Ganly, Anna Classon, Kevin Ganly and Damien Delaney. Back (L-R) Tom McGuire, Peter Harty, Tony McCarth, Brian Wilson and Jude Kilmartin. Photo: RNLI/Tom McGuire

Tuesday 18 October 2022

Lough Ree RNLI fundraising reaches community target for new lifeboat station

Lough Ree RNLI marked a significant milestone on Monday last (17 October) when a cheque for €100,000 was presented to the RNLI as the local community contribution to the overall €1.2m cost of the new lifeboat station on a site donated by the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland.

Aran Islands Lifeboat Press Officer and Fundraising Volunteer Lena O’Connell and Aran Islands RNLI Treasurer Margaret Gill cut the ribbon on the Aran Island RNLI’s Visitor Experience as crowd watches on. 

Photo: RNLI/Nigel Millard

Sunday 2 October 2022

Aran Islands RNLI officially opens new Visitor Experience and lifeboat shop

Aran Islands RNLI officially opened their new shop and Visitor Experience on Inis Mór this weekend, raising vital funds for the charity that saves lives at sea and awareness of the work of the lifeboat crew serving the islands.

John Farley presents cheque to Pamela Deasy. Photo: RNLI/Union Hall

Wednesday 10 August 2022

Union Hall RNLI receives $500 from Irish expats in San Francisco

The volunteers at Union Hall RNLI received a cheque recently for over $500 from a group of Irish expatriates in the USA.

Jordann Wizowski presents a donation to Wicklow RNLI. Photo: RNLI/Tommy Dover

Saturday 2 July 2022

Wicklow RNLI receives donation from young RNLI Stormforce member

Five year old Jordann completed a walk between the present Wicklow RNLI lifeboat station and the former station on the Murrough as part of the RNLI Maydaymile challenge and raised €250 from family and friends in the process. 

Handing over of cheques - Colin Mc’Carthy and Laura Goggin (Bank of Ireland) - From left to right - Haulie Hurley, Jim Moloney, Mike Limrick, Colin Mc’Carthy, Cathal Deasy, Laura Goggin, Niamh Collins and Richie O’Mahony. Photo: RNLI/Pamela Deasy

Thursday 23 June 2022

Union Hall RNLI says thanks as Begin Together Fund helps save lives at sea

Union Hall RNLI has said thanks to Laura Goggin and Colin McCarthy of Bank of Ireland, Clonakilty, who both nominated Union Hall RNLI for Bank of Ireland’s Begin Together Fund.

Pat Davis presents a donation for €850 to Wicklow RNLI. Photo: RNLI/Tommy Dover

Sunday 22 May 2022

Postman Pat donates €850 to Wicklow RNLI

Local Postman Pat Davis called to the Wicklow RNLI Station recently to present a cheque for €850 to the volunteer crew. 

The photographer and marine artist raised the money by raffling some of his fantastic framed photographs.

King Sitric Seafood Bar Fundraiser - Head of Engagement for the RNLI, Pete Emmett presents a letter of thanks to Joan, Aidan and Dec Mac Manus of The King Sitric Seafood Bar alongside the local fundraising team of Howth RNLI. Photo: RNLI/Aidan Murphy

Wednesday 27 April 2022

Howth Restaurant Raises €35,000 for the RNLI

The King Sitric Seafood Bar raised €35,634 over the past four years for the RNLI as part of the charity’s Fish Supper campaign.

Head of Engagement for the RNLI, Pete Emmett visited Howth to present a plaque and a letter of thanks signed by Mark Dowie, the Chief Executive of the RNLI to the owners of the King Sitric in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the fundraising efforts of the RNLI.

Clogherhead RNLI with rescued kayaker Andrzej Kolobius and wife Aneta and daughter Nicola. Photo: RNLI/Thos Caffrey

Tuesday 26 April 2022

RNLI lifesavers reunite with kayaker they rescued as charity issues Mayday call

To help launch this year’s Mayday Mile fundraiser for the RNLI, a lone kayaker who got into difficulty off Clogherhead in county Louth last month, returned to visit the lifeboat crew who saved his life when he capsized in a strong current and could not get to safety. Kayaker Andrzej Kolobius met with his rescuers at Clogherhead RNLI lifeboat station to say thank you in person and introduce the volunteer crew to his wife Aneta and daughter Nicola.

Photo: Carrybridge RNLI/Stephen Scott

Tuesday 5 April 2022

Charity Swim raised funds for Carrybridge and Enniskillen RNLI

Carrybridge & Enniskillen RNLI were delighted to receive a donation of £1500 from Blue Green Yonder following a charity swim around Castle Island in Enniskillen.

Photo: Carrybridge RNLI/Stephen Scott

Friday 25 February 2022

Carrybridge and Enniskillen RNLI receives generous donation

Carrybridge and Enniskillen RNLI were delighted to receive a donation of £1600 from Dips n Hips, by means of an event held at Rossnowlagh.

Photo: Liam Ryan Photography

Monday 31 January 2022

12 Swims of Christmas raises €9,150 for Fethard RNLI

Fethard RNLI is hugely grateful to a group of local winter swimmers who each braved the elements completing 12 Swims of Christmas during December, at Baginbun Beach, raising an amazing €9,150.

Photo: RNLI/Elaine Walsh

Monday 3 January 2022

Tommy Tops One Thousand Euro in aid of Kilmore Quay RNLI

11-year-old Tommy Kehoe was one of approximately sixty swimmers who completed the fundraising challenge, 20 Dips in December, on the Little Beach in Kilmore Quay on New Years Eve (31 December) in aid of Kilmore Quay RNLI.

Photo: Wicklow People/Richard Clune

Wednesday 8 December 2021

Irish Rail staff members deliver €3,000 for Arklow RNLI

Arklow RNLI are receiving a cheque for €3,000 after a team made up of Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail staff from Arklow, Wicklow, Wexford and Dublin came second in the company's Wellbeing Charity Challenge.

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