Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat launched to assist lone fisherman on an 18ft lake boat aground by the Goat Road

At 1.20pm on Tuesday May 1, Lough Derg RNLI launched following a request by Valentia Coast Guard to assist a fisherman in an 18ft lake boat reported aground by the Goat Road on the north eastern shore of Lough Derg. Winds were south-southeasterly, Force 4/5. Visibility was good, but with mist and frequent rain squalls. […]

RNLI honours Lough Derg volunteers at awards ceremony in Farmleigh as charity celebrates 190th anniversary

The RNLI Annual Presentation of Awards took place on Saturday (21 June) in the Ballroom of Farmleigh House in Phoenix Park. It was a special occasion as it also marked the 190th anniversary of the charity that saves lives at sea and on inland waters.  The awards recognise fundraising and operational volunteers from across Ireland for their role […]

Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat launched in winds gusting F8, to assist 9 people on board a 40ft cruiser, suffering engine failure

At 6.15pm on Saturday evening, May 10, Valentia Coast Guard requested Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat to launch to assist a vessel reported adrift in severe weather conditions, close to Hare Island.   The lifeboat launched at 6.35pm with Helm Eleanor Hooker, Ger Egan and Lian Knight on board.  Winds were south westerly, Force 7/8, gusting F8, visibility […]

Lough Derg RNLI rescues kayaker from fast flowing river after he falls out of kayak

Volunteer lifeboat crew with Lough Derg RNLI pulled a man from the Nenagh river this afternoon after they had received reports that he had fallen from his kayak and was being pushed down the fast flowing river.  Members of the emergency services including the Gardai and local fire crew had tried unsuccessfully to recover the […]

Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat assists three people when their cruiser ran aground

Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat launched following a request from Valentia Coast Guard to assist three people in difficulty when their boat ran aground in Slevoir Bay.   At 17.450hrs on Wednesday afternoon, September 4, Valentia Coast Guard requested Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat to launch to assist three people, after their 38ft cruiser ran aground close to Terryglass, […]

Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat was launched to assist six persons aboard a cruiser that had run aground in heavy weather.

On Saturday afternoon, June 30, Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat was launched following a request by Valentia Coast Guard to assist six persons on board a crusier that had grounded off Youghal Bay, on the eastern shore of Lough Derg. At 15.04hrs, the lifeboat launched with Helm Colin Knight, Ger Egan and Tom Dunne on board. […]

Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat goes to the assistance of 5 persons on board a vessel on rocks and taking on water

At 09.35hrs Sunday October 16, Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat, Toshiba Wave Warrior, was requested by Valentia Coast Guard to go to the assistance of 5 persons, on board a 37ft cruiser on rocks and which was now taking on considerable amounts of water. The cruiser Laura was standing by, but was unable to get close […]

Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat goes to the assistance of 1 person, on board a 33ft cruiser

At 17.44hrs Saturday September 17, Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat, Toshiba Wave Warrior, was requested by Valentia Coast Guard to go to the assistance of 1 person, on board a 33ft cruiser on rocks after suffering engine failure, and which was now taking on considerable amounts of water. Mathew Gallagher, skipper of Aftermath was standing by, […]

Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat assists three persons on board a vessel broken down and adrift on Lough Derg

Friday September 16th Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat assists three persons on board a vessel broken down and adrift on Lough Derg At 19.31hrs on Friday September 16, Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat, Toshiba Wave Warrior, was requested by Valentia Coast Guard to go to the assistance of 3 persons, on board a 28ft motor boat, that […]

Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat assists three persons after their yacht capsized and sank close to Hare Island on Lough Derg

Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat assists three persons after their yacht capsized and sank close to Hare Island on Lough Derg Of this rescue RNLI Lifeboat Helm Colin Knight said “these three people were very very lucky; the passing yacht only became aware of their plight when, on tacking, one of sailors heard calls for help […]

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