Lough Derg RNLI holds Naming Ceremony for new Atlantic 85 B-911 ‘Jean Spier’

At 2.30pm, Saturday, May 11 2019, Lough Derg RNLI held their naming ceremony for their new inshore lifeboat, the Atlantic 85 B911 ‘Jean Spier’, in Dromineer. The new B class lifeboat was donated to the RNLI by Robert Spier and his late wife Jean Spier. As active supporters of the RNLI they had together decided […]

Lough Derg RNLI launch to assist 4 adults and 3 children on a 60ft vessel aground in Coose Bay

At 3:40pm Thursday 18th April, Lough Derg RNLI were requested by Valentia Coast Guard to assist 7 people on a 60ft cruiser aground in Coose Bay, between Split Rock and Hagen Rock. Volunteer crew, with helm Eleanor Hooker, Owen Cavanagh, Keith Brennan and Doireann Kennedy arrived on scene and assessed the situation. Two experienced marine […]

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 […]

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