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Courtmacsherry's new Shannon lifeboat 'Val Adnams' comes home. Photo: RNLI/Martin Walsh

Sunday 22 January 2023

Courtmacsherry RNLI welcomes new All-Weather Shannon class lifeboat home

The new Shannon class lifeboat named Val Adnams arrived into Courtmacsherry, led by a flotilla of local boats, at exactly 13.45, which is also the operational number of the lifeboat. Despite the overcast conditions, crowds turned to welcome the crew and see the village’s new lifeboat.

CE Mark Dowie presents Arranmore RNLI with their award. Photo: RNLI/Arranmore

Monday 28 November 2022

Three RNLI lifeboat crews receive award for rescue Fanad Head

Lifeboat crews from Lough Swilly and Arranmore in county Donegal, along with Portrush in county Antrim, have received an award from the RNLI for a callout in 2019, which saw the rescuers at sea for hours in Force 11 conditions.

Dunmore East RNLI name Shannon class lifeboat. Photo: Patrick Browne

Sunday 26 June 2022

Dunmore East RNLI’s Shannon lifeboat officially named William and Agnes Wray

At a special naming ceremony and service of dedication held on Sunday 26 June, volunteers at Dunmore East RNLI officially named their all-weather Shannon class lifeboat, William and Agnes Wray.

Union Hall RNLI officially names new lifeboat. Photo: RNLI/Anne Minihane

Saturday 25 June 2022

Union Hall RNLI names new lifeboat with legacy from a proud Corkman

A crowd gathered on Keelbeg Pier on Saturday 25 June for a special ceremony and service of dedication to name Union Hall RNLI’s Atlantic 85 lifeboat, ‘Christine and Raymond Fielding.’

Helm Nathan Burke pouring champagne of the bow of Joval. Photo: RNLI/Nicholas Leach

Sunday 12 June 2022

Dun Laoghaire RNLI’s inshore D class lifeboat officially named Joval

At a special naming ceremony held at the bandstand on the East Pier, Dun Laoghaire RNLI officially named its inshore D class lifeboat, Joval.

The lifeboat, Tara Scougall, launches at the end of the ceremony. Photo: Tom Cunningham

Saturday 11 June 2022

Lough Ree RNLI’s lifeboat station officially opened and inshore lifeboat named

Lough Ree RNLI officially opened its new state-of-the-art lifeboat station and named its inshore Atlantic 85 class lifeboat, Tara Scougall.

Photo: RNLI/Tommy Dover

Friday 3 June 2022

End of an era at Wicklow RNLI as station mechanic Brendan Copeland retires

This week marks the end of an era at Wicklow RNLI as long serving crew member and station mechanic, Brendan Copeland officially retires from saving lives at sea.

Fenit RNLI's new D class lifeboat Lizzie. Photo: Terry Sheehy

Tuesday 31 May 2022

Crowds come out to name Fenit RNLI lifeboat Lizzie in memory of popular actress

On Sunday 29 May, crowds came out in the sunshine to see Fenit RNLI’s new inshore lifeboat officially named Lizzie.

Volunteers at Courtown RNLI. Photo: Jackie Tighe

Sunday 29 May 2022

Courtown RNLI’s inshore D class lifeboat officially named Frank

At a special naming ceremony and service of dedication held on Saturday 28 May, Courtown RNLI officially named its inshore D class lifeboat, Frank.

St Christopher beached at Clifden for Launch a Memory. Photo: RNLI/Andrew Downes

Sunday 15 May 2022

Clifden RNLI bring new ‘Launch a Memory’ lifeboat St Christopher home

Clifden RNLI’s new all-weather Shannon class lifeboat arrived to an emotional welcome from crowds gathered in the Connemara community to see it complete its week-long voyage home from the charity’s All Weather lifeboat centre in Poole.

Monday 14 March 2022

Clogherhead RNLI mechanic Padraig ‘Pops’ Rath retires after 40 years saving lives at sea

It is the end of an era at Clogherhead RNLI as long-serving lifeboat crewmember and station mechanic, Padraig Rath, affectionately known as ‘Pops’ has handed in his pager and officially retired from saving lives at sea

Wednesday 9 March 2022

Lough Ree RNLI volunteer crew prepare to move into €1m lifeboat station

Following a series of familiarisation and training programmes over the last three weeks the volunteer crew at Lough Ree RNLI is in readiness for the move to its new state of the art boathouse in Coosan later this month.

Sunday 26 September 2021

Dunmore East RNLI welcomes new €2.4 million Shannon class lifeboat to Waterford

A new addition to lifesaving in the South-East of the country, arrived, when Dunmore East RNLI brought their €2.4 million Shannon class lifeboat to its new home.

Wednesday 18 August 2021

Dunmore East RNLI prepare to welcome new state of the art Shannon class lifeboat

Preparations are well underway to bring the RNLI’s latest lifeboat for the Irish fleet to its new home at Dunmore East next month. The €2.4 million vessel will be the first Shannon class lifeboat to be based in the south-east.

Monday 2 August 2021

Three Irish lifeboat crews to receive Gallantry awards for rescue off Hook Head

The RNLI is to present three lifeboat crews in Ireland with gallantry awards for their role in a rescue last October that saved nine lives and prevented a 100-metre cargo vessel, carrying 4,000 tonnes of coal, from hitting rocks at Hook Head.

Tuesday 9 March 2021

Arklow RNLI mechanic Michael Fitzgerald retires after 40 years dedicated service

Arklow RNLI marked the end of an era when Michael Fitzgerald, the station’s full-time mechanic retired after 40 years of dedicated service to the charity.

Thursday 31 December 2020

Coxswain Kieran Cotter retires after 45 years with Baltimore RNLI

Wednesday 30 December 2020, marked the end of an era for the Baltimore Lifeboat with the retirement of Coxswain Kieran Cotter after 45 years of service.

Monday 9 September 2019

Baltimore RNLI mark centenary of the lifeboat station by naming new Atlantic 85 class lifeboat

Baltimore RNLI held a special ceremony which saw the station receive a Vellum (Inscription of thanks from the Institution) marking one hundred years of saving lives at sea and the naming the new Atlantic 85 lifeboat Rita Daphne Smyth.

Sunday 28 April 2019

End of an era as crowds turn out in Wicklow to bid farewell to the last Tyne

Wicklow RNLI have said goodbye to their beloved lifeboat Annie Blaker, the last Tyne Class lifeboat in the RNLI’s fleet.

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