Lough Derg RNLI launched to assist a family of 4 on a 43ft cruiser with engine failure

On Thursday afternoon August 18, Valentia Coast Guard requested Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat to assist a family of four on a 43ft cruiser with engine failure, adrift in heavy weather.   At 5.02pm Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat Jean Spier launched with helm Steve Smyth, Keith Brennan and Chris Parker on board. The lake was rough, […]

RNLI fundraising volunteer Laura Clarke receives an Excellence in Volunteering Award

Laura Clarke, RNLI fundraising volunteer was presented with an Excellence in Volunteering Award by Jennifer Grey, RNLI Community Manager. On Thursday morning, 9 November, Laura Clarke, RNLI fundraising volunteer, was presented with an Excellence in Volunteering Award by Jennifer Grey, RNLI Community Manager. Laura was presented with her award at the annual Christmas card and […]

Lough Derg RNLI launched to assist a young person with a medical emergency in Dromineer Bay

On Wednesday afternoon, June 30, Valentia Coast Guard requested Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat to launch to assist a young person reported to be semi-conscious on a floating pontoon, by Dromineer Harbour.   At 3.43pm the lifeboat Jean Spier launched with helm Eleanor Hooker, crew Steve Smyth, Doireann Kennedy and Chris Parker on board. The winds […]

Million-euro training fund helps new volunteer crew member at Lough Derg RNLI learn vital skills

Chris Parker recently travelled to the RNLI College in Poole, Dorset, to complete the charity’s Crew Emergency Procedures course. Chris was inspired to join up as a volunteer crew member for the charity after moving near to Lough Derg and was keen to give something back to the community he had joined as well as […]

Lough Derg RNLI rescue two people on a 35ft cruiser with engine failure

Lough Derg RNLI was called out today (Monday 2 September) to assist two people whose cruiser had suffered engine failure close to Mount Shannon.   At 12.43pm the Atlantic 85 lifeboat Jean Spier was launched with volunteer crew Lian Knight, Stephen Smyth and helm Owen Cavanagh onboard. Winds were south westerly, force 4/5 and visibility was poor. […]

Lough Derg RNLI welcome Coastal Review Team in Dromineer

On Wednesday 3rd July 2019, the Coastal Review Team from RNLI Headquarters in Poole travelled to Dromineer to meet with volunteers from Lough Derg RNLI for a formal review of the lifeboat station.   The coastal review takes place every five years and is designed to discuss the operation and performance of the RNLI lifeboat […]

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 […]

Fun and Adventure as Lough Derg Blueway Opens for Business

  The Lough Derg Blueway was officially launched on Tuesday 6th March 2018 at a special ceremony in Killaloe in the presence of providers of commercial and recreation service providers around Lough Derg. The launch of the initiative is the culmination of a successful partnership between Clare, Tipperary and Galway County Councils, the Lough Derg Marketing Group […]

Dromineer Literary Festival Presents A Poetry Day Ireland Reading By Martin Figura And Helen Ivory

The Dromineer Literary Festival in association with Nenagh Arts Centre will celebrate Poetry Day Ireland, April 27, with readings by Helen Ivory and Martin Figura. On their first visit to Ireland, the readings by two of the UKs much loved poets is an event not to be missed! The theme for Poetry Day is Poetry Connects. […]

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 […]

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