Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat launched to assist a person on a 23ft speed boat broken down by ‘The Goat Road’

At 6.10pm on Thursday May 10, Lough Derg RNLI launched following a request by Valentia Coast Guard to assist a person on a 23ft speed boat broken down by The Goat Road on the eastern shore of Lough Derg. Winds were south-easterly, Force 3/4. Visibility was very good. The Lifeboat, with helm Dom Sharkey, Eleanor […]

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. […]

Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat launched to assist 5 people

At 7.25pm on Wednesday evening, August 13, Valentia Coast Guard requested Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat to launch to assist five people, four adults and a young child, on board a vessel reported broken down and drifting near Ryan’s Point on Lough Derg. The lifeboat launched at 7.37pm with Helm Eleanor Hooker, Lian Knight and Dom Sharkey on […]

Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat celebrated its 10th birthday

On May 25, 2014, the Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat Station celebrated its tenth birthday.  In those ten years, the lifeboat has launched 236 times, 60 of those at night. Volunteer crews have rescued 322 people and saved the lives of three people ( the distinction for lives saved versus people rescued, is that for the […]

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 […]

RNLI Coast Review Group given a warm welcome at Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat Station

Members of the RNLI Coast Review group were in Dromineer on Thursday January 23, to carry out a formal review of the Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat station.  Lough Derg RNLI station was the final station for review by the group, which had visited a number of stations in the south of Ireland.  Prior to their arrival […]

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 Station celebrates a hugely successful Open Day Sunday July 28 2013

Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat Station held a hugely successful Open Day on Sunday July 28.  From 2.30pm until 5.30pm, the public visited the station, spoke with crew and members of the Operations and Fundraising committees, and got to see their lifeboat.  The children who accompanied their parents were particularly excited to don a lifejacket and to […]

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 a family of 5 after their motor boat broke down

Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat launched to assist a family of five in difficulty after their 17ft motor boat broke down and drifted into Cloondavaun Bay, south of Portumna, on the Galway shore of Lough Derg.     Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat launched following a request from Valentia Coast Guard to assist five people after their […]

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