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 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 […]

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 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 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 […]

Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat launched to assist 15 persons aboard a 40ft cruiser

On Monday July 2 at 17.24hrs, Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat was requested by Valentia Coast Guard to assist 15 persons on board a crusier that had grounded off Kylenoe Point on the northeastern shore of Lough Derg. At 17.35hrs, the lifeboat launched with Helm Eleanor Hooker, Robbie Garland and Owen Cavanagh on board. Winds were […]

Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat was launched to assist six persons aboard a cruiser that had run aground in heavy weather.

On Saturday afternoon, June 30, Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat was launched following a request by Valentia Coast Guard to assist six persons on board a crusier that had grounded off Youghal Bay, on the eastern shore of Lough Derg. At 15.04hrs, the lifeboat launched with Helm Colin Knight, Ger Egan and Tom Dunne on board. […]

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