RNLI seeks new recruits to help share safety messaging and raise funds

The RNLI is currently looking to recruit more face-to-face fundraisers to help share vital safety messages and encourage new supporters to sign up and donate after the charity experienced a shortfall in funds last year.   With 46 lifeboat stations across Ireland, the RNLI’s remit is vast. The charity is currently facing a ‘perfect storm’ of […]

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 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 […]

Lough Derg RNLI Requested To Assist Boatman

On Thursday August 30, Valentia Coast Guard requested Lough Derg RNLI to assist a boatman whose motor-boat had suffered engine failure and was drifting towards rocks at a location north of Illaunmore. Wind was southwesterly, Force 2-3, visibility very good. At 2.57pm, as crew Lian Knight and Dom Sharkey were ‘dressing’ the lifeboat for launch, helm […]

Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat launched to assist lone fisherman on an 18ft lake boat aground by the Goat Road

At 1.20pm on Tuesday May 1, Lough Derg RNLI launched following a request by Valentia Coast Guard to assist a fisherman in an 18ft lake boat reported aground by the Goat Road on the north eastern shore of Lough Derg. Winds were south-southeasterly, Force 4/5. Visibility was good, but with mist and frequent rain squalls. […]

Festival To Shine A Light On Maritime Matters At World’s Oldest Lighthouse

A fun-filled festival set to shine a light on all things maritime will get underway at the world’s oldest original working lighthouse on the Hook Peninsula County Wexford this May bank holiday weekend.   An action-packed weekend of festivities will get underway from Saturday, May 5th from 12 noon. Join in the fun and games […]

CIF Western Region Gala Ball Returns

The CIF Western Region Gala Ball took place at the Westwood House Hotel in Galway City after a break of eight years. Money was raised on the night for the RNLI and the Croí Heart & Stroke Charity by over 200 members of the Construction Industry. Speaking at the event Chairman of CIF Galway Branch Paul Stewart […]

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 […]

Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat launched to assist 5 people

At 7.25pm on Wednesday evening, August 13, Valentia Coast Guard requested Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat to launch to assist five people, four adults and a young child, on board a vessel reported broken down and drifting near Ryan’s Point on Lough Derg. The lifeboat launched at 7.37pm with Helm Eleanor Hooker, Lian Knight and Dom Sharkey on […]

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