Lough Derg RNLI Assist 4 People After Boat Ran Aground

At 12.50pm today, Sunday September 9, Valentia Coast Guard requested Lough Derg RNLI to assist 4 people after their boat ran aground when they took a wrong turn in the river above Victoria Lock on the River Shannon. Winds were west-southwesterly, Force 4/5, gusting 5/6, rain showers, otherwise visibility very good. At 1pm, the lifeboat […]

Lough Derg RNLI Requested To Assist Boatman

On Thursday August 30, Valentia Coast Guard requested Lough Derg RNLI to assist a boatman whose motor-boat had suffered engine failure and was drifting towards rocks at a location north of Illaunmore. Wind was southwesterly, Force 2-3, visibility very good. At 2.57pm, as crew Lian Knight and Dom Sharkey were ‘dressing’ the lifeboat for launch, helm […]

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. […]

Festival To Shine A Light On Maritime Matters At World’s Oldest Lighthouse

A fun-filled festival set to shine a light on all things maritime will get underway at the world’s oldest original working lighthouse on the Hook Peninsula County Wexford this May bank holiday weekend.   An action-packed weekend of festivities will get underway from Saturday, May 5th from 12 noon. Join in the fun and games […]

CIF Western Region Gala Ball Returns

The CIF Western Region Gala Ball took place at the Westwood House Hotel in Galway City after a break of eight years. Money was raised on the night for the RNLI and the Croí Heart & Stroke Charity by over 200 members of the Construction Industry. Speaking at the event Chairman of CIF Galway Branch Paul Stewart […]

Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat Launched After Cruiser Runs Aground by Scilly Islands

Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat was requested to launch by Valentia Coast Guard, to assist 4 people after their 34ft cruiser ran aground by the Scilly Islands on Lough Derg.   At 1.39pm, the lifeboat launched with helm Ger Egan, Lian Knight and Delia Ho on board. Winds was east-southeasterly, Force 3. Visibility was good. The […]

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 […]

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 […]

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