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 rescues man on 18ft boat that sustains engine failure at Mountshannon Harbour

Lough Derg RNLI came to aid of man whose 18ft boat got into difficulty yesterday evening (Tuesday 30 July) having sustained engine failure by Mountshannon Harbour on the Clare Shore. At 7.10pm, the inshore lifeboat was launched at the request of Valentia Coast Guard with volunteer Helm Eleanor Hooker and crew members Ger Egan, Chris […]

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 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 […]

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