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 […]

Lough Derg RNLI assists 4 people on a 36ft cruiser aground at Gortmore

Earlier today Thursday 18 April, Valentia Coast Guard requested Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat to launch to assist 2 people on a 36ft vessel reported aground inside Navigation Mark H at Gortmore Point.     At 1.03pm Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat Jean Spier launched with helm Eleanor Hooker, crew Steve Smyth, Chris Parker and Joe O’Donoghue on board. […]

Work commences on ‘landmark’ Inis Cealtra Visitor Experience project

The most significant tourism project ever to be undertaken in East Clare has moved a step closer following the signing of a contract for the development of the Inis Cealtra (Holy Island) visitor centre in the heart of Mountshannon village. Overlooking Mountshannon Harbour and Lough Derg, the Old Rectory is an historic period house dating from 1905 […]

Lough Derg RNLI assists three people on a 35ft cruiser aground at Illaunmor

At 3.25pm Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat, Jean Spier, launched with helm Eleanor Hooker, Doireann Kennedy, Joe O’Donoghue and Tom Hayes on board. Winds were southerly Force 3/4, visibility was good.   Initial reports from the casualty vessel indicated that it was aground by the entrance to Dromineer Bay. With no evidence of a vessel in difficulty in […]

Lap The Lake – Lough Derg RNLI Fundraising Cycle May 8 2022

In its most major undertaking, the Lap the Lake fundraising cycle, organised by the Lough Derg RNLI Fundraising Branch, is being ‘widely supported all around the country’ says Niamh McCutcheon, Chairperson of the Lough Derg RNLI Fundraising Branch.   The cycle will start and finish at the RNLI Lifeboat Station in Dromineer. The 130km route […]

Lough Derg RNLI assist 5 people on a 48ft cruiser in difficulty in severe weather conditions on Lough Derg

On Tuesday night, 26 October, Valentia Coast Guard requested Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat to launch to assist 5 people on a 48ft cruiser at anchor just off red marker 1168 which identifies the Benjamin Rocks, on the County Clare shore.   At 11.10pm the lifeboat Jean Spier launched with helm Ger Egan, crew Steve Smyth, […]

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 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 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 […]

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