Lough Derg RNLI assist nine people on 55ft vessel aground near Drominagh

At 11.30am on Sunday morning 31 March, Lough Derg RNLI was requested by Valentia Coast Guard to go to the assistance of a cruiser with nine people onboard that had run aground on some rocks near Drominagh. The conditions were calm with good visibility. Volunteer crew got the call during a routine training exercise with […]

Lough Derg RNLI’s new Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat Jean Spier officially goes on service

The volunteer crew at Lough Derg have had intensive training over recent months in preparation for the new lifeboat Jean Spier to be officially declared a search and rescue asset. The lifeboat will now replace Elsinore, the station’s outgoing Atlantic 75 lifeboat which while on service on Lough Derg since November 2015, launched 51 times […]

Lough Derg RNLI launch to assist two adults on a 30ft cruiser with electrical failure deep in Youghal Bay, off GarryKennedy

At 2pm, Monday July 16, Valentia Coast Guard requested lough Derg RNLI to launch to assist two adults on a 30ft cruiser in difficulty. The vessel was reported to be inside Youghal Bay, off Garrykennedy, on the eastern shore of Lough Derg. Winds were westerly, Force 4, gusting 5, with frequent heavy squalls. Visibility was […]

Lough Derg RNLI Fundraising Campaign, Mayday, May 1 2018

Do your bit, fund our kit – help save lives on our inland waterways & at sea, support Lough Derg RNLIs fundraising this Mayday The people of Dromineer, Nenagh and North Tipperary are being encouraged to support Lough Derg RNLIs fundraising campaign, Tuesday May 1, to help raise vital funds for the Royal National Lifeboat […]

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 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 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 crew on familiarization exercise with new Irish Coast Guard Search & Rescue Helicopter

Sunday September 16, crew from Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat Station were one of the rescue services invited on a familiarization exercise of the new Sikorsky S-92, with four crew from the Irish Coast Guard Search & Rescue Helicopter team, based at Shannon. Crews from the Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat Station, Limerick Marine Rescue and The […]

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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