RNLI honours Lough Derg volunteers at awards ceremony in Farmleigh as charity celebrates 190th anniversary

The RNLI Annual Presentation of Awards took place on Saturday (21 June) in the Ballroom of Farmleigh House in Phoenix Park. It was a special occasion as it also marked the 190th anniversary of the charity that saves lives at sea and on inland waters.  The awards recognise fundraising and operational volunteers from across Ireland for their role […]

Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat launched in winds gusting F8, to assist 9 people on board a 40ft cruiser, suffering engine failure

At 6.15pm on Saturday evening, May 10, Valentia Coast Guard requested Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat to launch to assist a vessel reported adrift in severe weather conditions, close to Hare Island.   The lifeboat launched at 6.35pm with Helm Eleanor Hooker, Ger Egan and Lian Knight on board.  Winds were south westerly, Force 7/8, gusting F8, visibility […]

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 […]

RNLI Coast Review Group given a warm welcome at Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat Station

Members of the RNLI Coast Review group were in Dromineer on Thursday January 23, to carry out a formal review of the Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat station.  Lough Derg RNLI station was the final station for review by the group, which had visited a number of stations in the south of Ireland.  Prior to their arrival […]

Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat responds to a Mayday Relay to assist a group of ten people when their motor cruiser began to sink

Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat launched following a Mayday Relay from Valentia Coast Guard, to go the assistance of ten people, whose 35ft motor cruiser was sinking at Parker’s Point, the deepest water on Lough Derg.   At 16.15hrs on Saturday afternoon, July 13, Valentia Coast Guard requested Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat to launch following a Mayday transmission […]

Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat assists a family of 5 after their motor boat broke down

Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat launched to assist a family of five in difficulty after their 17ft motor boat broke down and drifted into Cloondavaun Bay, south of Portumna, on the Galway shore of Lough Derg.     Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat launched following a request from Valentia Coast Guard to assist five people after their […]

Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat assists 11 people in difficulty in two separate rescues

Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat launched earlier today, Sunday May 26, to assist 5 people in difficulty after their 43ft cruiser grounded on rocks inside The Goat Road, midway down the eastern shore of Lough Derg. On Saturday night, May 25, Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat was requested to assist 6 people when their 33ft grounded on rocks close […]

Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat was launched to assist three people after their 18ft speedboat lost steerage and was pushed onto rocks

Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat was launched to assist three people after their 18ft speedboat lost steerage and was pushed onto rocks by the entrance to the Scarriff River.   At 17.40hrs on Sunday evening, April 14, Valentia Coast Guard requested Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat to launch to assist three people on board their 18ft speedboat, after they […]

Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat launched to assist two people in difficulty after crusier grounded on rocks

This afternoon, March 27, at the request of Valentia Coast Guard, Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat went to the  assistance of two people who were in difficulty after their 25ft cruiser grounded on rocks inside the area known locally as the Goat Road, midway down the lake. The lifeboat launched at 14.50hrs with Helm Eleanor Hooker, Owen […]

Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat launched to assist two Kayakers in difficulty in near gale winds

On Sunday afternoon February 17, Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat was launched at the request of Valentia Coast Guard to assist two kayakers who were in difficulty in Force 6/7 winds after launching their 7ft open canoe from Terryglass Harbour on the Tipperary shore. The lifeboat launched at 13.58hrs with Helm Eleanor Hooker, David Moore and Tom […]

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