Lough Derg RNLI assists 3 people on a 26ft cruiser with engine failure

On Wednesday 29 May, Valentia Coast Guard requested Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat to launch to assist 3 people on a 26ft cruiser with engine failure and at anchor in Youghal Bay, east of Garrykennedy Harbour.   At 5.34pm Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat Jean Spier launched with helm Dom Sharkey, crew Eleanor Hooker, Chris Parker and Joe O’Donoghue […]

Lough Derg RNLI celebrates 20 years lifesaving service on Lough Derg

As the RNLI commemorates the charity’s 200 years of lifesaving this year, Lough Derg RNLI celebrates 20 years service on Lough Derg. On Sunday afternoon, 12 May, volunteers past and present at Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat station, gathered with their families and RNLI staff members at Lough Derg Yacht Club, to celebrate the lifeboat’s 20 […]

Lap the Lake charity cycle proves an immense success raising €17,500 for Lough Derg RNLI

Blessed with good weather, the third Lap the Lake charity cycle on Saturday last, 11 May, was an immense success, raising €17,500 for Lough Derg RNLI. Over 250 cyclists took part in the event; some chose to complete the 120km route while others opted for the 65km course. The longer route took participants on a […]

Lough Derg RNLI launched to assist a family of 4 on a 34ft cruiser aground near Portumna

Earlier today, Sunday 24 March, whilst out on exercise, Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat ‘Jean Spier’ was requested by Valentia Coast Guard to assist a family of four on a 34ft cruiser aground near Portumna, at the northern end of Lough Derg. Valentia Coast Guard had been alerted following a 999 call from a member of […]

Lough Derg RNLI hosts ‘Lap of the Lake’ RNLI Charity Cycle on 11 May 2024

Following the great success of the Lap the Lake RNLI charity cycles in 2022 and 2023, the Lough Derg RNLI Fundraising committee are inviting participants again this year. The cycle will take place Saturday 11 May. Cyclists who took part in the previous two years raised significant funds for the RNLI’s local lifeboat station, operated by volunteers […]

Lough Derg RNLI assists 2 people on a 16ft motorboat with engine failure at Young Island

At 12.58pm on Sunday afternoon 21 May, as volunteers were leaving the station following their morning exercise, Valentia Coast Guard requested Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat to launch to assist 2 people on a 16ft motorboat with engine failure and at anchor at Young Island in Scarriff Bay.     At 1.09pm Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat Jean Spier launched […]

Lough Derg RNLI assists 3 people on a 34ft cruiser aground in Cloondavaun Bay

On Sunday afternoon 14 May, Valentia Coast Guard requested Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat to assist three people on a 34ft cruiser reported aground in Cloondavaun Bay on the north-western County Clare shore of Lough Derg.   At 12.07pm Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat Jean Spier launched with helm Owen Cavanagh, crew Chris Parker, Joe O’Donoghue and Oisín Higgins […]

Lough Derg RNLI assist 6 people on a 40ft cruiser aground inside Rabbit Island on the Galway shore

On Sunday evening, 30 April 2023, Valentia Coast Guard requested Lough Derg RNLI to launch following a report from a member of the public that a 40ft cruiser was aground inside Rabbit Island and the Split Rock navigation mark near Rossmore Quay on the Galway shore. At 6.13pm Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat Jean Spier launched with helm Owen […]

Lough Derg RNLI launched to search for a possible missing person and to assist a kayaker in difficulty in the water

At 10.28am on Monday morning 10 April, Valentia Coast Guard requested Lough Derg RNLI to launch following a report from a resident on Illaunmore that a speedboat was at an unsafe location north of the island and appeared not to have anyone on board. Valentia Coast Guard requested the lifeboat to check the vessel and […]

Lough Derg RNLI celebrates lifesaving role of volunteers as charity marks International Women’s Day

For generations, women have saved lives, launched lifeboats, and raised millions for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). At Lough Derg RNLI Station, several women on both the lifeboat and in fundraising are continuing this lifesaving legacy.  Ania Skrzypczynska, a busy mother of one, joined Lough Derg RNLI as a volunteer crew member in 2020.  Ania, […]

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