Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat responds to a Mayday Relay to assist a group of ten people when their motor cruiser began to sink

Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat launched following a Mayday Relay from Valentia Coast Guard, to go the assistance of ten people, whose 35ft motor cruiser was sinking at Parker’s Point, the deepest water on Lough Derg.   At 16.15hrs on Saturday afternoon, July 13, Valentia Coast Guard requested Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat to launch following a Mayday transmission […]

Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat assists 11 people in difficulty in two separate rescues

Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat launched earlier today, Sunday May 26, to assist 5 people in difficulty after their 43ft cruiser grounded on rocks inside The Goat Road, midway down the eastern shore of Lough Derg. On Saturday night, May 25, Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat was requested to assist 6 people when their 33ft grounded on rocks close […]

Lough Derg RNLI ready to give it some welly this Mayday

Lough Derg RNLI is counting down this week to Mayday, the charity’s annual national fundraising campaign.   Now in its second year and running nationwide, from Wednesday 1 to Bank Holiday Monday 6 May, the volunteer crew in Dromineer is asking the public to give it some welly and help the organisation continue to save […]

Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat was launched to assist three people after their 18ft speedboat lost steerage and was pushed onto rocks

Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat was launched to assist three people after their 18ft speedboat lost steerage and was pushed onto rocks by the entrance to the Scarriff River.   At 17.40hrs on Sunday evening, April 14, Valentia Coast Guard requested Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat to launch to assist three people on board their 18ft speedboat, after they […]

Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat launched to assist two people in difficulty after crusier grounded on rocks

This afternoon, March 27, at the request of Valentia Coast Guard, Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat went to the  assistance of two people who were in difficulty after their 25ft cruiser grounded on rocks inside the area known locally as the Goat Road, midway down the lake. The lifeboat launched at 14.50hrs with Helm Eleanor Hooker, Owen […]

Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat launched to assist two Kayakers in difficulty in near gale winds

On Sunday afternoon February 17, Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat was launched at the request of Valentia Coast Guard to assist two kayakers who were in difficulty in Force 6/7 winds after launching their 7ft open canoe from Terryglass Harbour on the Tipperary shore. The lifeboat launched at 13.58hrs with Helm Eleanor Hooker, David Moore and Tom […]

Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat Crew brought 22 people to safety on 17 callouts in 2012

Irish lifeboats from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) launched 939 times in 2012 bringing 1,041 people to safety. The figures are being released by the charity following returns of service from all 44 lifeboat stations in Ireland.  The figures also show that the majority of callouts were to pleasure craft, which accounted for 482 of […]

Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat Station Volunteer Crew Recruitment

Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat Station invites anyone interested in the work of this essential lifesaving charity, to meet and chat to crew and committee in the Muintir Na Tire Hall, Ballycommon, Monday November 19, at 8pm.   If you would like to learn more about what it entails to be a volunteer RNLI lifeboat person […]

Search Underway on Lough Derg after damaged boat discovered

A search is underway on Lough Derg for the owner of a boat that was discovered upturned and damaged in the Youghal Bay area last night near Garrykennedy. The RNLI lifeboat and others resumed the search this morning. Navy and Garda Divers have been notified and the local Lough Derg Sub Aqua Club S&R unit […]

On Sunday July 15 Volunteers from Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat Station had a major exercise that lasted from 2pm until 6pm.

Huge thanks to Angus Levy from Shannon Castle line cruise hire company, who very kindly made one of his cruisers available to the station for the exercise, and got involved himself. RNLI Crew Member Owen Cavanagh allowed us to use his yacht ‘Charlie’s Angels’ and taught crew about de-rigging a yacht under sail. Nick Theato, […]

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